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Joe Banyard
RB #23
Height:
5-10
Weight:
205
Age:
25
College:
Texas-El Paso
Hometown:
Sweetwater, TX
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 0 0 -- 0 0 3 22 7.3 11 0 0 0
2014 MIN 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 11 5.5 10 0 -- --
2013 MIN 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
2 NE L 7-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NO L 9-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 ATL W 41-28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @GB L 10-42 -- -- -- -- -- 2 11 5.5 10 0 -- --
6 DET L 3-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @BUF L 16-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @TB W 19-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (PS), 2013 (3/0). Total- 3/0.

• Returns in 2014 competing for roster spot after splitting time on the active roster and practice squad in 2013.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in multidisciplinary studies from UTEP with an emphasis on forensic science...Aspires to a career in the FBI or law enforcement following football...Younger brother, Nick Banyard, plays basketball at University of New Mexico...Growing up in El Paso, he hunted rattlesnakes in his free time for the annual Rattlesnake Roundup.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (PS), 2013 (3/0). Total- 3/0.

• Returns in 2014 competing for roster spot after splitting time on the active roster and practice squad in 2013.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in multidisciplinary studies from UTEP with an emphasis on forensic science...Aspires to a career in the FBI or law enforcement following football...Younger brother, Nick Banyard, plays basketball at University of New Mexico...Growing up in El Paso, he hunted rattlesnakes in his free time for the annual Rattlesnake Roundup.

PRO Spent the 2013 offseason with the Vikings and spent Weeks 2 through 14 on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster due to injuries...Spent the Spent final 5 weeks of 2012 regular season and Wild Card playoffs week on Vikings practice squad, joining team on 11/12/12...Spent the opening week of the regular season with New Orleans before his release on 9/10/12...Originally signed as a rookie free agent with Jacksonville on 4/30/12 following the draft but was released on 5/14/12.

2013 Was released during final cuts of training camp and then brought back to the Vikings practice squad from Week 2 until being signed to the 53-man roster for the final 3 games of the season...Appeared in 3 games, mostly on special teams...Had 1 catch for 11 yards at Cincinnati (12/22).

2012 Joined Vikings practice on 11/27 where he spent the remaining 5 weeks of the regular season and the Wild Card playoffs week...Spent opening week of regular season with New Orleans after spending preseason and training camp with club...Signed by Saints on 6/7...Originally signed with Jacksonville as a rookie free agent on 4/30 but was released soon after on 5/14. 

COLLEGE Started 14 of his 25 career games at UTEP after transferring from TCU...Ran for 1,455 career yards with 14 TDs for the Miners...Did not see action at TCU...Named to Conference USA Commissioners Honor Roll.

PREP Earned Honorable Mention 3A All-State honors as a DB at Sweetwater (TX) High...Ran for over 1,200 yards and 21 TDs in his senior season...Competed in track and powerlifting in high school...Went to to state track meet in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays.

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