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Carl Banks named semi-finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

It’s past time for Banks to be in the HOF

Super Bowl XXV - Buffalo Bills v New York Giants Photo by Gin Ellis/Getty Images

It is a source of consistent surprise that legendary New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks is not in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

Once again, the Hall has the chance to correct that glaring oversight and finally induct Banks into the Hall beside Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson, Michael Strahan, and many other Giants’ greats.

This year is his best chance yet, as Banks has been selected to be a semi-finalist in the Class of 2020.

Carl Banks


Height: 6 ft 4 in
Weight: 235 lbs
Born: August 29, 1962 (age 57 years), Flint, MI
College: Michigan State University

Draft: Drafted 1st Round 3rd Overall in 1984 Draft

Carl Banks was an important member of the New York Giants’ Big Blue Wrecking Crew and helped lead the franchise to victories in Super Bowl XXI and XXV. He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 1987 season, registered 39.5 career quarterback sacks, and was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1980s.

This is Banks’ first time as a semi-finalist, but he faces stiff competition from the likes of Troy Polamalu, Ronde Barber, Reggie Wayne, Edgerrin James, Donald Driver, Tory Holt, Richard Seymore, Clay Matthews (the elder), Patrick Willis, Darren Woodson, and a whole host of deserving candidates.

Giants’ fans will have the chance to voice their opinion and cast their vote to try and help Banks finally get the Hall Of Fame recognition that he so richly deserves.

Go vote Giants’ fans, and make your voice heard.