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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas offensive lineman Kelvin Banks Jr. made his name in the college football world in his true freshman season.
Banks was named to the Football Writers Association All-America Freshman All-America team, culminating in a host of postseason honors. Banks was named to The Athletic’s Freshman All-America team and ESPN’s True Freshman All-America team.
Banks, a native of Humble, Texas and a Summer Creek High School All-American, entered the program with high expectations and certainly delivered. He was a second-team All-Big 12 Conference selection and was an honorable mention in the conference freshman and lineman of the year awards.
He started every game at left tackle for the Longhorns and helped pave the way for one of the most productive rushing attacks in the nation. Texas rushed for 2,446 yards in 13 games this season, ranking 36th in FBS with 188.2 yards per game.