CAREER: He has 27 starts in his career.
2016: Banner, USC’s biggest player who also played basketball at USC earlier in his career, will start for his third season at left offensive tackle and is an All-American candidate.
2015: Banner started for his second season at offensive tackle as a junior in 2015. He started 12 times at right tackle and twice (Utah and Wisconsin) at left tackle. He made the 2015 CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American third team and All-Pac-12 first team, as well as AP All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team. He won USC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year Award. He had 1 tackle 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.
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.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT ZACH BANNER
TrojanSports.com: “Banner is one of the largest human beings you’ll find both on and off of the football field. But he remains as light-footed as a ballerina.