UND Roster

2020-21 Football Roster

#69 Aaron Banks

OL


Height 6-5 3/4
Weight 330
Class Senior
Hometown Alameda, CA
High School El Cerrito

HONORS & AWARDS

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

SENIOR SEASON (2020)

  • DUKE: Started in the season-opening win over Duke (9/12). With the performance in the season opener, the Irish ranked first in the ACC (and 11th among all FBS teams) in tackles for loss allowed. Notre Dame succumbed to just five TFL; the Irish took home Pro Football Focus’ Offensive Line of the Week award after the season-opener vs. Duke, producing the highest-combined pass-block grade of any offensive line that week.
  • SOUTH FLORIDA: Started in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19) for an offensive line that allowed zero sacks on Irish quarterbacks and paved the way for six rushing touchdowns, the ACC’s most in a single game at that point in the season. With its performance, the O-Line was Pro Football Focus’ top-rated offensive line of the week for the second week in a row; Notre Dame’s 281 rushing yards were the most by any ACC team that week, and only one ACC team had posted more rushing yards in a single game previously that season. The 6.2 yards-per-rush by Notre Dame vs. South Florida ranked as the most that week and second-most in a single game that season at that point; Notre Dame posted 16 rushing first downs vs. South Florida, the most in a single game at that point in the season by any ACC team. The Irish converted both fourth-down attempts vs. South Florida. 
  • FLORIDA STATE: Started for an O-Line that allowed zero sacks, paved the way for 353 yards rushing, four rushing TDs, totaling 554 yards of total offense in the win vs. Florida State (10/10); the Irish rushed for 353 yards total, with two different players reaching the 100-yard mark. Prior to the contest, Florida State had allowed just 141.3 rushing yards per game; the last time Notre Dame had two players with more than 100 yards rushing in a game was in 2017 vs. Southern Cal (Josh Adams and Brandon Wimbush), and the last time the Irish posted more than 300 yards rushing was in 2019, also against Southern Cal; moved to left tackle to replace Liam Eichenberg for a short period while Eichenburg was sidelined for an injury; Notre Dame averaged 8.4 yards-per-carry vs. Florida State, the third-highest single-game figure in the ACC this season
  • LOUISVILLE: Entering the game, Louisville had allowed just 156.8 rushing yards per game. Notre Dame rushed for 232 rushing yards, earning Kyren Williams his third 100-yard performance of the season. In the win, the offense held the ball for a whopping 36:15, including an impressive 7:55, 57-yard drive to finish out the fourth quarter and preserve the win. In all, the Irish had seven offensive drives on the day, and four of those drives took five minutes or more off the clock. The Irish boast the second-highest rushing offense average in the ACC (261.0 yards per game), and have allowed the second-fewest sacks on the season (seven) in the ACC.

JUNIOR SEASON (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

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)

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

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)

  • 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

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA

  • 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