Mike Banks
Mike Banks


University Park, Ill.

High School:
Mount Carmel

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 185




Redbirds Stay Perfect at Home, Defeat the Coyotes 28-14

ISU improved to 4-0 at Hancock Stadium this season with the win over the Coyotes.


Redbirds Return to Hancock Stadium for Contest with Indiana State

The game will be the first of three-straight at the newly-renovated Hancock Stadium for the Redbirds.


Illinois State Hits the Road For Crucial Game at No. 16 Youngstown State

The game will be broadcast live on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus at 6 p.m.


Illinois State Secures 35-21 Homecoming Win Over Western Illinois

ISU has now won three-straight against WIU, the first three-game win streak in the series history since 1946-48.


No. 24 Redbirds Open Newly-Renovated Hancock Stadium with 31-17 Win

ISU won its fifth-straight home opener under head coach Brock Spack.


Redbird Football Season Recap 2013


Fall Camp Report: Secondary

Fall Camp Report: Secondary


Spring Camp - Defense Report

Spring Camp - Defense Report


WJBC Redbird Recap ISU vs. Western Illinois


2014 Redbird Football Spring Practice (March 29)

Illinois State Football 2014 Spring Practice Day 1


Illinois State Vs. Abilene Christain

Illinois State Vs. Abilene Christain on 9/21/13


MSU vs. ISU 10/20/12



Homecoming Football Game ISU vs. SIU

ISU takes on SIU at the Homecoming Football game.


Illinois State vs. Eastern Illinois

September 15, 2012

2013: Started all 11 games at cornerback ... led the team with 11 passes defended, which ranked fourth-most in the conference ... that number included nine pass break ups and two interceptions ... also added a forced fumble ... posted a career-best nine tackles, including eight solo stops, against No. 9 Eastern Illinois ... returned first interception of the season 24 yards and had a career-best three pass break ups in a win over Western Illinois ... added second INT of the year to clinch a win against South Dakota.

2012: All-MVFC Honorable Mention selection ... started all 13 games at cornerback ... led the team with 10 pass breakups ... tied for second in the MVFC with 12 passes defended ... was seventh on the team with 55 tackles ... also added two interceptions, three tackles-for-loss and two quarterback hurries ... had four tackles and a TFL in the road win at Eastern Michigan ... had an interception, a TFL and five tackles in the overtime win vs. Eastern Illinois ... returned an interception 35 yards and had seven tackles in a road win at UNI ... tallied a career-best 10 tackles and had three pass breakups in the road victory at Indiana State ... added a TFL in the team's second-round playoff win at Appalachian State.

2011: Named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... started all 11 games at cornerback ... led the team with 42 solo tackles and ranked fourth on the team with 54 total tackles ... also recorded one interception, recovered a fumble and broke up three passes ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week, after recovering a key late fumble and recording seven tackles against South Dakota State ... amassed a season-high 7.5 tackles, including seven solo stops at Southern Illinois ... tallied 6.5 tackles with an assisted tackle-for-loss at No. 5 North Dakota State ... had five tackles at Youngstown State ... picked off first career interception in a win at Missouri State.

Mount Carmel HS: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Frank Lenti ... helped team to an 11-3 record and advance to the IHSA Class 8A State Championship game, where it was defeated by Maine South as a senior ... Chicago Tribune All-State Honorable Mention selection ... also named an all-conference and all-area selection ... rushed for over 20 touchdowns and averaged over ten yards per carry on the ground ... carried the ball 17 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns in Mount Carmel's 41-10 state quarterfinal win over Lyons Township ... averaged over 16 yards-per-catch as junior while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver ... named an all-conference performer ... tallied 43 tackles and seven pass breakups while playing defense as a sophomore.

Personal: Born March 7, 1993, in Hazel Crest, Ill. ... son of Michael and Joann Banks ... has two brothers, Matthew and Marcus ... named to the honor roll every trimester of prep career at Mount Carmel ... plans to major in kinesiology and recreation.