Brandon Banks is a rookie wide receiver and kick return specialist who spent the last two years at Kansas State after transferring from Bakersfield (Calif.) College. He led the Wildcats last year with 56 catches for 705 yards. Banks tied for the nation’s lead in kickoff returns for touchdowns with four, while ranking fifth in kickoff return yards with 1,127, and 12th with a 28.9-yard average, on 39 kickoff returns. His 9.1 yards per punt return (17 for 155 yards) ranked 35th in the country. For his efforts, Banks was named Big XII Special Teams Player of the Year, first-team All-Big XII kickoff returner/punt returner and second-team All-Big XII wide receiver.
How Acquired: Signed with the Redskins on May 17, 2010 as an undrafted rookie free agent
Expected to compete for playing time at wide receiver and on kick returns
Spent the last two seasons at Kansas State after transferring from Bakersfield (Calif.).
Had 123 receptions for 1,754 yards (14.3 avg.) and 10 touchdowns in 24 games with the Wildcats.
Earned Big X11 Special Team Player of the year, first-team All-Big XII kickoff returner/punt returner and second-team All-Big XII wide receiver as a senior.
Led the Wildcats with 56 receptions for 705 yards.
Tied for the nation’s lead in kickoff returns for touchdowns (4).
Ranked fifth in the nation kickoff return yards (1,127) and 12th with 28.9-yard average on 39 kickoff returns.
Had a 9.1 yards per punt return average (17 punt returns for 155 yards), which ranked 35th in the nation.
Totaled 67 receptions for 1,049 yards (15.7 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a junior.
Marked the most receptions and receiving yards for a junior in a single season in school history.
Was named the Wildcats’ Offensive Newcomer of the Year in 2008.
Became the sixth player in school history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.
Had 498 yards on 18 kickoff returns (27.7 avg.) and five punt returns for 58 yards.
Returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown against Nebraska, which tied for the fifth-longest in school history.
Finished with 1,731 total all-purpose yards in 2008, which ranked fifth in a single-season in school annals.
His 144.2 all-purpose yards per game ranked eighth in a single-season in Wildcats’ history.
Helped lead Bakersfield to a No.1 national ranking, a 12-1 record on the season and a berth in Southern California championship game.
Earned first-team All-America honors from JC Gridwire as an all-purpose player/wide receiver and was named a PrepStar JUCO All-American.
Established a school record with 15 touchdowns.
Attended Garner High School in Garner, N.C.
Was a four-year starter and two-time all-conference selection.
Led the Trojans to three consecutive conference championships and a 33-5 record over his final three seasons.
Named to the 2006 USA Today All-USA high school track and field team after posting a 10.22 in the 100-meter dash and a 21.22 in the 200-meter dash.
Parents are Daryle and Monique McNair.
Half-sister, Gabby Mayo, was the 2006 High School Track Athlete of the Year and signed with Texas A&M.