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Brandon Banks quickly makes impact for CFL’s Tiger-Cats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Emanuel Davis hugs teammate Brandon Banks after he scored in Guelph Reuters

In a relatively short time, former Redskins returner/wide receiver Brandon Banks has already made a difference for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 25-year-old Banks, who signed with the Ticats on Sept. 30, secured a home playoff game for Hamilton with a 107-yard field goal return touchdown in a 27-24 victory vs. Montreal on Saturday.

With Montreal holding a 23-20 lead with a little more than four minutes left in the game, the Alouettes tried a 32-yard field goal. The kick missed the mark, and Banks, who was back in a returner’s position, caught the ball and weaved and sprinted down the Montreal sideline for the eventual game-winning touchdown.

Earlier in the fourth quarter, Banks made another splash play, scoring a 45-yard touchdown run off left end to cut Montreal’s lead to 23-17.

The 5-foot-7, 153-pound Banks was not tendered as a restricted free agent by Washington early this year after three seasons with the club. Primarily a returner in Washington, Banks is getting a few more touches on offense with Hamilton, and his quickness and elusiveness appear to suit him well in the CFL game.

Hamilton will host the East Division semifinal against Montreal on Nov. 10.

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8 Responses to “Brandon Banks quickly makes impact for CFL’s Tiger-Cats”
  1. suhmonster90 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:44 AM

    Lions need to steal this guy immediately so he can make a similar play to seal our playoff birth.

  2. commonsensedude says: Oct 29, 2013 1:05 AM

    I wish he were still with the Skins. I thought we’d be able to do better than him but instead we are way worse in the return game.

  3. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:42 AM

    I wonder if Josh Freeman will be joining that league soon.

  4. defscottyb says: Oct 29, 2013 4:00 AM

    Skins gave up on him too fast, liked this shifty little kid.

  5. murtdurt says: Oct 29, 2013 5:26 AM

    Stamps are winning it all this year so it doesn’t really matter. But good for him anyways!

  6. bestbitter says: Oct 29, 2013 7:12 AM

    Makes sense, this guys biggest problem was running out of space laterally. That extra 11+ yards east west really makes Banks a threat.

  7. wecomefromthestars says: Oct 29, 2013 9:11 AM

    I like this article. Banks is definitely a dynamic player- and it’s always cool to see little skinny guys kick some ass in the NFL.

    Hope he gets picked up soon.

  8. dikshuttle says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    Yep, that’s the best news you get, fellow Redskins… smdh.

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