UND Roster

2020-21 Football Roster

#69 Aaron Banks

Offensive Line

Height 6'6''
Weight 325 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Alameda, CA
High School El Cerrito


  • Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll (Offensive Line – 2019)


  • Started all 13 games on the season, earning the second-highest pass-block grade on the offensive line from Pro Football Focus (83.5)
  • Helped the Irish offense rank 13th nationally in scoring offense and 11th in sacks allowed
  • Had his top PFF grade of the season in the Camping World Bowl victory over Iowa State (81.9 overall, 86.8 pass block)
  • Allowed just two sacks on 844 total snaps


  • Played in all 13 games while starting the last six contests of the year
  • Made first career start against Navy


  • One of 11 scholarship freshmen, five on offense, who spent the season on the scout team and did not see the field
  • Joined WR Jafar Armstrong, QB Avery Davis, OL Dillan Gibbons and OL Josh Long as rookies who helped the Irish on their offensive scout team
  • Enrolled at Notre Dame and began taking classes in January
  • Participated in 2017 spring drills with the Fighting Irish


  • Widely considered the top offensive line prospect in Northern California
  • Paved the way for an El Cerrito offense that averaged 29.4 points/game
  • Helped El Cerrito reach the second round of the 2016 CIF-North Coast Section Division 3 playoffs
  • Named 2016 American Family Insurance First Team ALL-USA California
  • Awarded 2016 MaxPreps First Team All-NorCal
  • Named to the 2016 Mercury News, East Bay Times First Team all-Bay Area Prep squad
  • Awarded 2016 First Team San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro
  • No. 163-ranked overall player and No. 9 offensive guard by Scout.com
  • No. 171-ranked overall player and No. 18 offensive tackle by 247Sports.com
  • No. 278-ranked overall player and No. 28 offensive tackle by ESPN.com
  • No. 121-ranked overall player and No. 13 offensive tackle by Rivals.com
  • California’s No. 17-ranked player by Scout.com, No. 20-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 28-ranked player by ESPN and No. 16-ranked player by Rivals
  • No. 135-ranked overall player and No. 29-ranked offensive lineman by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report
  • Four-star member of the PrepStar Top 300 Dream Team, ranked as the No. 127 player in the class of 2017 and the No. 19 offensive tackle
  • Played for coach George Austin at El Cerrito High School
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre