Banner, a senior defensive lineman at Central Washington University, was one of four Wildcats to be honored on the team, joining first-team linebacker Kevin Haynes and honorable mention tight end Kyle Self and defensive back Tyler Hasty.
Banner led CWU with 12 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss this season. He also had 30 total tackles (22 solo and eight assists), an interception, five quarterback hits and two forced fumbles, helping the Wildcats (11-1) win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title and advance to the Division II playoffs. He had two sacks in CWU’s overtime loss to Texas A&M Commerce Nov. 25 in the Round of 16.
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Banner wrapped up his carer with 104 tackles and 19.5 sacks in 43 games.