In the News
2015: Banner, USC's biggest player who also played basketball at USC earlier in his career, returns as the starting right offensive tackle as a junior in 2015.
2014: Banner started all of 2014 at right offensive tackle as a sophomore. He made 2014 CollegeFootball News Sophomore All-American honorable mention. He had 1 tackle in 2014.
2013: Banner played briefly as a backup offensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2013, appearing in 2 early-season games (Hawaii, Boston College), then was sidelined the rest of the year with an injury that required surgery on both hips.
2012: Banner redshirted as a freshman offensive tackle in 2012, his first year at USC.
BASKETBALL: He joined the 2013 USC men's basketball team after the conclusion of the 2012 football season, but did not see any action.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2011 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, SI.com All-American first team, Max Preps All-American second team, Max Preps All-American Medium Schools first team, Prep Star Top 150 Dream Team, ESPNU 150, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Seattle Times All-State, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Northwest Nuggets and Tacoma News Tribune All-Area first team as a senior offensive lineman at Lakes High in Lakewood (Wash.). He was a finalist for the 2012 Watkins Award, given to the nation's top African-American high school scholar-athlete.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.