23 Chris Banjo
Chris Banjo


Sugar Land, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192




Hunt Selected In NFL Draft

SMU Defensive End Heads To Cincinnati Bengals; Eighth Mustang Drafted In Five Years


Sanders Awarded No. 23

Rising Sophomore Chosen To Honor LeVias


Student-Athletes Honored At Annual Awards Banquet


SMU Postgame Notes - January 7, 2012


Nine Mustangs Named All-C-USA

SMU Places Six On First Team, Three On Second


SMU Football vs. Navy


Chris Banjo 2008

Junior (2010): Started all 14 games at safety... Named Second Team All-Conference USA... Tallied 92 total tackles with 6.5 for loss... Had two interceptions and six pass breakups on the season... Totaled 12 tackles and a TFL against UCF in the C-USA Championship... Twice recorded nine tackles (TCU and Army) in a game; Sophomore (2009): Started all 13 games at safety... Had 86 tackles and an interception on the year... Also forced three fumbles... Had 10-tackle games against SFA, East Carolina and Rice and nine0stop games at TCU and Houston... Became the first SMU player awarded the number 23 following Head Coach June Jones' decision that a deserving student-athlete on the SMU football team would be chosen to wear the number 23 on his jersey throughout the season to honor Jerry LeVias; Freshman (2008): Saw time in all 12 games, starting the last seven at safety... Ranked fourth on the team with 61 tackles... Intercepted a pass against Southern Miss and returned it 33 yards... Had 13 tackles at Navy and backed up that performance with a 12-stop day against Memphis. Prep: Chose SMU over UTEP, Boise State, Hawaii, Air Force and Navy... Ranked as the nation's No. 95 safety by ESPN.com... Named to the Houston Chronicle's Houston Top 110... A two-star Rivals.com and Scout.com prospect.