2003 Draft . . . Signed as a free agent with Washington Redskins.
Hawk-Items - - One of four seniors selected to team Leadership Group for the 2002 season . . . led the nation in pass efficiency with a 157.1 rating and had 26 touchdown passes and just five interceptions . . . set Iowa and Big Ten Conference record for passing percentage by completing 10-10 passes in win over Northwestern . . . 423 rushing yards set Iowa single-season mark as most rushing yards by an Iowa quarterback . . . 2,573 passing yards ranks as sixth best total in school history, 2,996 yards total offense ranks as third best single season total and 26 TD passes is second best for a single season . . . ranks seventh in career passing yards (3,154) and eighth in career total offense (3,729).
2002 Honors - - Placed second in balloting for the Heisman Trophy . . . winner of Davey O’Brien Award as nation’s best quarterback . . . Associated Press College Football Player of the Year . . . Walter Camp Foundation first team all-America . . . second team all-America by the Associated Press . . . second team all-America by The Sporting News . . . second team all-America by CNNSI.com . . . earned Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award as Big Ten Conference Most Valuable Player . . . Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year . . .one of three finalists for Maxwell Award . . . one of 10 finalists for Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year . . . first team all-Big Ten . . . permanent team captain, offense . . . co-Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award . . . Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . Rivals.com Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . selected to play in East/West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl.
2002 - - First career start came in season-opening win over Akron and he started all 13 games during the season . . . completed 5-8 passes for 125 yards and two TDs and ran twice for four yards while playing just over two quarters in 57-21 win . . . touchdown passes to Maurice Brown covered 56 yards and 36 yards . . . completed 18-27 passes for 256 yards and one TD in win at Miami, with no interceptions . . . 48-yard TD pass to C.J. Jones gave Iowa 29-17 lead in second half . . . directed 99-yard scoring drive on Iowa’s first possession and 61-yard drive over final four minutes of the game as Miami was unable to get the ball back in the closing minutes . . . completed 12-21 passes for 178 yards and two TDs vs. Iowa State, with the scoring passes covering 50 and 20 yards . . . also gained 11 yards rushing, despite being sacked three times, the first sacks allowed in three games . . . completed 15-29 passes for 185 yards and one TD in win over Utah State, and rushed seven times for 65 yards . . . rushed for 41 yards on eight carries in win at Penn State . . . completed 18-30 passes vs. Nittany Lions for 261 yards and career-high four TDs, including game-winning score in overtime . . . only two interception in first four games came at Penn State . . . led last-minute win over Purdue as Iowa drove 87 yards for winning score in the final minutes . . . started winning drive with 44 yards QB draw play, then completed three of five passes for 41 yards, ending the drive with seven-yard scoring pass on fourth down . . . for the game completed 14-22 passes for 226 yards and two TDs, including a 95-yard toss that ranks as longest in Kinnick Stadium history and second-longest in Iowa history . . . completed 8-19 passes for 154 yards and two TDs in win over Michigan State and rushed nine times for 36 yards . . . scoring passes covered 62 and 25 yards to C.J. Jones . . . completed 11-16 passes for 190 yards in win at Indiana, with one touchdown and one interception . . . scoring toss of 65 yards to Maurice Brown in the fourth quarter sealed 24-8 win . . . also rushed for 16 yards on three carries . . . led offensive attack in win at Michigan with 275 yards total offense . . . completed 18-29 passes for 222 yards and three scores and rushed seven times for 53 yards . . . completed 39-yard scoring pass on first possession of the game and later had scoring strikes of three and 23 yards and had no interceptions . . . completed 17-30 passes for career-high 275 yards in win over Wisconsin, with touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards, and again had no interceptions for the third straight week . . . also ran nine times for 36 yards . . . completed 10-10 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in win over Northwestern, and rushed five times for 54 yards and two scores . . . touchdown passes covered 40, 65 and 28 yards and his scoring runs were nine and 19 yards . . . completed 9-17 passes for 100 yards and rushed seven times for 39 yards in 45-21 win at Minnesota in season finale . . . completed scoring passes of 31 and six yards and scored on runs of 11 and one yard, making him responsible for nine touchdowns in final two games of regular season . . . completed 15-36 passes for 204 yards in Orange Bowl vs. Southern California, with one interception and an 18-yard scoring pass for Iowa’s final touchdown . . . also ran eight times for 36 yards. 2001 - - saw action in 10 games . . . season totals include 41-68 for 582 yards and four TDs, with two interceptions . . . also rushed 41 times for 151 yards and two scores . . . led Iowa scoring drives on 17 of 37 possessions that he began . . . completed 3-4 passes vs. Kent State for 71 yards, including a 38-yard completion on first pass of his career . . . also had one rush for seven yards . . . completed 8-15 passes vs. Miami for 65 yards . . . rushed nine times for 24 yards and scored first career touchdown on a five-yard run . . . 14 yards on three rushing attempts at Purdue, where he completed 1-2 passes for seven yards . . . completed 5-8 passes vs. Michigan for 66 yards and one score and rushed three times for 19 yards . . . completed 11-23 passes for 162 yards and two TDs at Wisconsin, while rushing 10 times for 42 yards . . . completed 7-9 passes for 145 yards and one score vs. Northwestern while rushing for 25 yards on four carries . . . rushed six times for 36 yards vs. Minnesota and completed all three pass attempts for 47 yards . . . completed 2-3 attempts at Iowa State for 14 yards . . . saw limited action on Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech.
Junior College - - Originally enrolled at Central Florida, but transferred to Hinds Junior College following redshirt freshman year . . . played receiver as a junior college freshman . . . quarterbacked the team to an 11-1 record as a sophomore . . . Hinds was ranked as high as fourth nationally . . . Hinds won the state junior college title his sophomore season as he threw for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 500 yards while scoring 13 times on the ground . . . passed for 16 touchdowns as a sophomore . . . junior college coach was Gene Murphy.
High school honors - - First team all-conference and all-state as a junior and senior . . . team captain all three years of high school . . . Belle Glade Central won the state high school championship his senior year . . . three-time football letterman and lettered twice in track . . . Career - - Accounted for over 5,000 yards offense during his high school career and was responsible for over 50 touchdowns.
Personal - - Born 4/22/80 . . . sports and leisure studies major . . . parents are Vida and Charles Banks . . . high school coach was Milton Watson.
Banks' Collegiate Stats