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262. Carl Banks

Drafted 3rd Overall in 1984 from Michigan State, the New York Giants would have a longtime fixture in their Linebacking corps in Carl Banks.  Banks was an All-Rookie Selection, and he would later be named to the Pro Bowl and was a First Team All-Pro in 1987, the year after he was a large part of their Super Bowl XXI win.  Banks would again hoist the Lombardi Trophy high four years later in Super Bowl XXV.

Banks may have been only chosen for one Pro Bowl, but he was easily in contention for many others.  He would be named to the 1980s All-Decade Second Team.  Banks finished his career with Washington and later the Cleveland Browns.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2001
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Games Played: 173
  • Notable Statistics: 3 Interceptions
    21 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    6 Fumble Recoveries
    5 Fumble Recovery Yards
    39.5 Quarterback Sacks
    860 Combined Tackles
    97 Solo Tackles*
    34 Assisted Tackles*
    1 Reception
    22 Receiving Yards
    85 Approximate Value

    13 Playoff Games
    1 Fumble Recovery
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    20 Combined Tackles
    19 Solo Tackles*
    1 Assisted Tackle*

    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles became statistics in the 1994 Season.
  • Played For: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Washington Redskins
  • College: Michigan State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1984
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (2) (New York Giants, XXI & XXV)
    NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
    First Team All-Pro (1) (1987)
    Pro Bowl (1) (1987)
    All-Rookie Team (1) (1984)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1987)
    Top Ten Finishes: Combined Tackles (2) (1986 & 1987)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.

Should Carl Banks be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 65.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.3%
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