2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #27, San Diego State DE Keshawn Banks
The Aztecs’ young defensive end appears on our list of Mountain West football’s best for the first time.
Another impact player in the trenches.
It should come as no surprise that, as usual, the San Diego State defense is once again well-represented on this year’s countdown of Mountain West football’s top performers. Defensive end Keshawn Banks is the second Aztecs player on the list.
The New Mexico native emerged as part of one of Rocky Long’s best defenses ever on the Mesa in 2019, starting all 13 games while accumulating 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 13.5 tackles for loss, the last of which was the most on the team and ranked fourth among players in the conference. For his efforts, he was named to the all-conference second team last fall and the preseason all-conference team for 2020 just last week.
Long and some of last year’s stars might be gone this time around, but expect Banks to continue as a serious problem for offensive linemen this year.