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#24 Mike Banaciski
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.J.
High School: Hillsborough
Major: Engineering
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Mike BanaciskiSENIOR (2013)
Capital One Academic All-District selection for second straight year ... National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Society ... second on the team in tackles and tied for team lead in fumble recoveries ... Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week after making 10 stops and recovering two key fumbles in the 20-13 homecoming victory over Yale.

JUNIOR (2012)
Capital One Academic All-District selection ... once again played an integral part on defense as the Big Green’s top nickelback ... earned the team’s Charles “Stubby” Pearson ’42 Award for his character, leadership, academics and performance on the field ... tied for fifth on the team with 42 tackles and third with four passes broken up ... forced a fumble in the season opener at the start of the second half to help defeat Butler ... came up with a big third-down stop to force Holy Cross to punt at the end of the third quarter in a deadlocked game ... provided a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) in the seven-point loss to eventual Ivy champion Penn ... had a huge impact in the season finale at Princeton with seven stops, plus recovered fumbles on consecutive Tiger plays to set up two straight Big Green touchdowns in the 35-21 triumph.

SOPHOMORE (2011)
Although he wasn't listed as an official starter, played a majority of the snaps every week as a nickelback ... earned the team’s Doten Award as a sophomore who made a significant contribution to the success of the team ... sixth on the team with 44 tackles and fourth with four passes broken up ... made six stops, five solo, in his first varsity game, a 37-20 victory over Colgate ... not only collected six more tackles versus Penn, but also broke up three passes — all on third down — to force a punt each time ... registered a team- and season-high nine tackles at Yale ... batted away first Lion pass, setting the tone for the 37-0 blanking of Columbia on homecoming ... assisted in dropping a runner five yards behind the line of scrimmage in the snow at 23rd-ranked Harvard ... once again had six stops, this time to help defeat Cornell ... pounced on the fumble as time expired to secure a 21-16 triumph at Brown.

FRESHMAN (2010)
Spent the season honing his skills with the junior varsity squad.

HIGH SCHOOL
Two time member of all-county first team and first-team all-conference as a junior ... team offensive MVP as a junior ... won team leadership award as a junior ... presented Hillsborough’s Determination and Effort Award after breaking his fibula at summer football camp and then missing most of his senior year ... football captain as a senior ... all-county defensive team in basketball as a junior.

PERSONAL
Engineering major ... son of Joseph and Diane ... born on March 21, 1992 ... father Joe played defensive back at Montclair State and then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles ... brother played college football at Delaware ... avid billiards and chess player.


Complete Career Statistics

TACKLESguaatotaltfl-ydspdfffrblk
2011 10 31 13 44 1.5-3 4 0 1 0
2012 10 30 12 42 0.0-0 4 1 2 0
2013 10 39 25 64 4.5-16 2 1 2 0
TOTAL 30 100 50 150 6.0-19 10 2 5 0

SACKSguaatotalyds
2011 10 0 0 0.0 0
2012 10 0 0 0.0 0
2013 10 1 0 1.0 9
TOTAL 30 1 0 1.0 9
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