Brad Banks

Quick Hits:

Position: Quarterback

Teams:

  • Central Florida Knights, 1998
  • Hinds CC Eagles (1999-2000)
  • Iowa Hawkeyes (2001-2002)
  • Ottawa Renegades (2004)
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2005-2006)
  • Montreal Alouettes (2007)

Notables:

  • 2002 Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 2002 Davey O’Brien Award
  • 2002 Heisman Trophy Runner-Up
  • 2002 AP Football Player of the Year
  • Dual-threat QB. Threw for 2573 yards with 26 touchdowns and 5 interceptions with Iowa. He also ran for 435 yards and 5 touchdowns.
  • Led the Hawkeyes to an 11-2 record and a tie for the Big Ten title with Ohio State.
  • Iowa would have played for the BCS Championship had they not lost to Iowa State during the regular season.
  • Lost to USC 38-17 in the 2003 Orange Bowl, finishing eighth in the final AP poll. (Iowa even ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and still lost)
  • Un-drafted, Banks signed with the Washington Redskins but was released shortly after.

On June 20, 2007, Banks was traded to the Montreal Alouettes for quarterback Kliff Kingsbury (from Texas Tech, another great future RFP) (Source)

Brad Banks’ Montreal Alouettes Bio Page

Gotta love CFL pictures! Also gotta love that Canadians spell offense: “Offence”

You know you’re an RFP when past Hesiman articles about you come up as “404: Page not found” errors.

This guy thinks he’ll never forget partying with Brad Banks in 2002…but my guess is, by now, he already has.

$35 dollars can get you a signed photo of Brad Banks! (Link)

Brad Banks Heisman Montage

2003 Orange Bowl Highlights

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