2014: Banner, who also played basketball at USC earlier in his career, will battle for playing time on the offensive line once he returns to health as a sophomore 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. As a junior in 2010, he made USA Today All-USA first team, Max Preps All-American second team, Max Preps All-American Medium Schools first team, Max Preps Junior All-American first team and All-State 3-A first team. He also played basketball at Lakes, helping the team to the 2011 state 3A title.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.