Sport/Position: Football / CB
Hometown: Maben, MS
High School: East Webster High School
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Senior defensive back Johnthan Banks has been named midseason All-American by Phil Steele to the first-team defense.
Banks, a preseason All-American by six different publications, has led the Bulldogs to the 11th-best scoring defense in the country, while holding opponents to under 200 yards passing per game. He has been thrown at 24 times in man coverage, allowing just 15 catches for 108 yards (4.5 YPA) and zero touchdowns, as well as intercepting three passes and breaking up two. Among active FBS players, the team captain currently ranks first in career interception yards (274), second with 15 career interceptions, is tied for third with three interceptions returned for touchdowns and ranks fifth in career interceptions per game (0.36).