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    E.J. Banks

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pittsburgh, PA

    High School:
    Montour

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 182

    Position:
    Cornerback

    Birthdate:
    01/31/1991


    CAREER: Talented defensive back did not play during his first year at Notre Dame and will compete for playing time this fall at cornerback.

    2009 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2009.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected as first-team all-state defensive back in 2007 as junior and first-team all-state special teams player in 2008 as senior ... selected to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fabulous 22 as well as Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviews Terrific 25 as junior and senior ... high school team was 12-1 and WPIAL Class AAA state runner-up and conference champion during his junior year ... rated as 139th-best overall player according to SI/TAKKLE Top 200 ... ranked 135th overall player in ESPNU150 and 13th among "athletes" according to ESPN ... rated 43rd-best "athlete" according to Rivals.com ... named 13th best player from Pennsylvania in SuperPrep's Pennsylvania 35 ... started at quarterback and safety beginning with his freshman year ... passed for more than 1,000 yards in each season, as a sophomore (1,076), junior (1,235) and senior (1,027) ... threw for career-high 10 touchdowns as a senior, after throwing for six during his junior campaign and seven as a sophomore ... rushed for 1,015 yards and 14 TDs as a senior and 920 yards with 10 TDs during junior season in 2007 ... tallied 50 tackles and four interceptions as junior in 2007 ... also participated in basketball and track in high school ... one of three early enrollees at Notre Dame, joining Zeke Motta and Tyler Stockton ... comes from same hometown as former three-year Irish starting quarterback Tom Clements ... played for head coach Lou Cerro at Montour High School ... born Jan. 31, 1991 ... son of Cardelle and Edgar Banks ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters and majoring in marketing.

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