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Korey Banks
№: 24     BC Lions
Date of birth: August 8, 1979 (1979-08-08) (age 30)
Place of birth: Boynton Beach, Florida
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DB
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Jersey №: 24
College: Mississippi State University
NFL Draft: 2003 / Undrafted
Organizations
 As player:
2003
2004
2004–2005
2006–present
Washington Redskins*
Miami Dolphins*
Ottawa Renegades
BC Lions

* Pre-season or practice roster only

Playing stats at CFL.ca

Korey Banks (born August 15, 1979 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is a defensive back for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

Banks' attended Mississippi State University. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 178 pounds (81 kg). In 2003, he signed as an undrafted rookie with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was waived after training camp on August 31, 2003. The Dolphins put him on waivers and he was assigned to the practice squad on November 11. On November 24, he was released by the Dolphins. Miami re-signed him on December 31, 2003 and he played in their last two games. He was acquired by the Ottawa Renegades in a late season trade in 2004. He was on Edmonton's practice roster. He had 7 tackles in 3 games for Ottawa.

Korey had an outstanding 2005 season with a league-leading 10 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 44 tackles, 12 pass knockdowns, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. When the Renegades were suspended after the 2005 season, Banks was drafted in the first round, 6th overall, by the BC Lions in the 2006 Ottawa dispersal draft.[1] Banks recorded a touchdown and 7 interceptions in his first season with the Lions in which he helped them win the 94th Grey Cup. He has two sons, Korey Jr. and Kamden, and is cousins with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin and former Miami Dolphins running back Autry Denson. He is the uncle of current Lions teammate Damian Sims.

References

  1. ^ BC Lions bio
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