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Players

Chris Banjo
S #32
Height:
5-10
Weight:
207
Age:
25
College:
SMU
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
7
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 20 18 2 0.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 GB 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 GB 16 1 19 17 2 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Played in the final three games of the 2014 regular season and registered three tackles on special teams. Saw action in two postseason contests and posted three tackles on special teams.
  • Appeared in 16 games with one start as a rookie in 2013, recording 15 tackles (12 solo) and a pass defensed.
  • Finished second on the team with 10 tackles on special teams in 2013.
  • One of three rookie free agents to make the 2013 opening-day roster after a strong preseason that saw him rank fifth on the team with 10 tackles (nine solo) and a sack.
  • Signed by Green Bay as a free agent on July 29, 2013.
  • Began his career as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in July 2013, but was waived at the start of training camp.
  • Participated on a tryout basis at rookie minicamps in 2012 with the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers, but did not sign with a team that season.

COLLEGE

Four-year letterman at Southern Methodist who started 47 of 51 games and tallied 321 tackles (195 solo), including 9½ for a loss, 15 passes defensed, four INTs, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Earned honorable mention All-Conference USA recognition as a senior in 2011 and second-team All-Conference USA honors as a junior in 2010…Earned his degree in sports management…Senior season (2011): Earned All-Conference USA honorable mention after starting all 12 games in which he appeared...Finished third on the team with 82 tackles (50 solo) and added two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed...Led the defense with 11 tackles (three solo) in the season opener at Texas A&M (Sept. 4)...Recorded nine tackles (seven solo) at Tulsa (Oct. 29)...Tied his season high with 11 tackles (five solo) vs. Navy (Nov. 12) and recovered a fumble for the second straight week…Junior season (2010): Named second-team All-Conference USA after starting all 14 games, tallying a career-high 92 tackles (60 solo), with 6½ for a loss, and adding two interceptions and eight passes defensed...His 92 tackles were the third most on the team...Recorded a season-high 12 tackles (10 solo), including one for a loss, in the C-USA Championship Game at Central Florida (Dec. 4)...Finished his junior season with a nine-tackle (seven solo) performance in the Armed Forces Bowl vs. Army (Dec. 30)…Sophomore season (2009): Became the first SMU player awarded the number 23 following head coach June Jones’ decision that a deserving student-athlete on the team would be selected to wear the jersey throughout the season to honor Jerry LeVias, the first African-American player in the Southwest Conference to receive an athletic scholarship...Started all 13 games at safety during his sophomore season, finishing second on the team with 86 tackles (45 solo), including two for a loss, and tallied five passes defensed and an interception...Also added three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery...Recorded 10 tackles vs. Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 5), vs. East Carolina (Oct. 10) and at Marshall (Nov. 21), tallying five, eight and four solo tackles, respectively...Compiled nine tackles (five solo) and added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at TCU (Oct. 3)…Freshman season (2008): Saw playing time in all 12 games as a true freshman, making eight starts, including the final seven games of the season at safety...Ranked fourth on the team with 61 tackles (40 solo), including a half-tackle for a loss, and added his first career interception...Recorded a career-high 13 tackles (eight solo) at Navy (Oct. 25)...Followed up his breakout performance with a 12-tackle effort (11 solo) vs. Memphis (Nov. 8)...Capped off the season with his first career interception, which he returned 33 yards, vs. Southern Mississippi (Nov. 29).

PERSONAL

Given name Ayokunmi Christopher Oluwaseun Banjo…Born in Houston, Texas…Cousin, Charles Akinyemi, played football at Air Force (2001-02) and Southern Methodist (2004)…His best friend and high school teammate, George Iloka, is currently a safety with the Cincinnati Bengals…Former college teammates include Saints P Thomas Morstead, Cowboys WR Cole Beasley and Buccaneers CB Sterling Moore…Had to deal with adversity after his mother lost a battle with sickle cell anemia while he was in college, but is thankful that he was able to learn so much from her before she passed away…Credits his mother for preparing him for everything that he has faced throughout his life, both on and off the field…Worked for six months as a technical recruiter at Robert Half, a professional staffing company, before signing with the Jaguars…High school: Earned three letters in football as a running back and safety at Kempner High in Sugar Land, Texas…Ranked as the nation’s No. 95 safety by ESPN.com and was one of 20 defensive backs named to the 2007 Houston Chronicle’s Top 110…Earned four letters as a member of the basketball team…Community involvement: Participated in the Packers Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic, where he guided kids through football drills…Residence: Dallas, Texas.

Pro Highlights

  • Played in the final three games of the 2014 regular season and registered three tackles on special teams. Saw action in two postseason contests and posted three tackles on special teams.
  • Appeared in 16 games with one start as a rookie in 2013, recording 15 tackles (12 solo) and a pass defensed.
  • Finished second on the team with 10 tackles on special teams in 2013.
  • One of three rookie free agents to make the 2013 opening-day roster after a strong preseason that saw him rank fifth on the team with 10 tackles (nine solo) and a sack.
  • Signed by Green Bay as a free agent on July 29, 2013.
  • Began his career as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in July 2013, but was waived at the start of training camp.
  • Participated on a tryout basis at rookie minicamps in 2012 with the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers, but did not sign with a team that season.

COLLEGE

Four-year letterman at Southern Methodist who started 47 of 51 games and tallied 321 tackles (195 solo), including 9½ for a loss, 15 passes defensed, four INTs, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Earned honorable mention All-Conference USA recognition as a senior in 2011 and second-team All-Conference USA honors as a junior in 2010…Earned his degree in sports management…Senior season (2011): Earned All-Conference USA honorable mention after starting all 12 games in which he appeared...Finished third on the team with 82 tackles (50 solo) and added two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed...Led the defense with 11 tackles (three solo) in the season opener at Texas A&M (Sept. 4)...Recorded nine tackles (seven solo) at Tulsa (Oct. 29)...Tied his season high with 11 tackles (five solo) vs. Navy (Nov. 12) and recovered a fumble for the second straight week…Junior season (2010): Named second-team All-Conference USA after starting all 14 games, tallying a career-high 92 tackles (60 solo), with 6½ for a loss, and adding two interceptions and eight passes defensed...His 92 tackles were the third most on the team...Recorded a season-high 12 tackles (10 solo), including one for a loss, in the C-USA Championship Game at Central Florida (Dec. 4)...Finished his junior season with a nine-tackle (seven solo) performance in the Armed Forces Bowl vs. Army (Dec. 30)…Sophomore season (2009): Became the first SMU player awarded the number 23 following head coach June Jones’ decision that a deserving student-athlete on the team would be selected to wear the jersey throughout the season to honor Jerry LeVias, the first African-American player in the Southwest Conference to receive an athletic scholarship...Started all 13 games at safety during his sophomore season, finishing second on the team with 86 tackles (45 solo), including two for a loss, and tallied five passes defensed and an interception...Also added three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery...Recorded 10 tackles vs. Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 5), vs. East Carolina (Oct. 10) and at Marshall (Nov. 21), tallying five, eight and four solo tackles, respectively...Compiled nine tackles (five solo) and added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at TCU (Oct. 3)…Freshman season (2008): Saw playing time in all 12 games as a true freshman, making eight starts, including the final seven games of the season at safety...Ranked fourth on the team with 61 tackles (40 solo), including a half-tackle for a loss, and added his first career interception...Recorded a career-high 13 tackles (eight solo) at Navy (Oct. 25)...Followed up his breakout performance with a 12-tackle effort (11 solo) vs. Memphis (Nov. 8)...Capped off the season with his first career interception, which he returned 33 yards, vs. Southern Mississippi (Nov. 29).

PERSONAL

Given name Ayokunmi Christopher Oluwaseun Banjo…Born in Houston, Texas…Cousin, Charles Akinyemi, played football at Air Force (2001-02) and Southern Methodist (2004)…His best friend and high school teammate, George Iloka, is currently a safety with the Cincinnati Bengals…Former college teammates include Saints P Thomas Morstead, Cowboys WR Cole Beasley and Buccaneers CB Sterling Moore…Had to deal with adversity after his mother lost a battle with sickle cell anemia while he was in college, but is thankful that he was able to learn so much from her before she passed away…Credits his mother for preparing him for everything that he has faced throughout his life, both on and off the field…Worked for six months as a technical recruiter at Robert Half, a professional staffing company, before signing with the Jaguars…High school: Earned three letters in football as a running back and safety at Kempner High in Sugar Land, Texas…Ranked as the nation’s No. 95 safety by ESPN.com and was one of 20 defensive backs named to the 2007 Houston Chronicle’s Top 110…Earned four letters as a member of the basketball team…Community involvement: Participated in the Packers Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic, where he guided kids through football drills…Residence: Dallas, Texas.