31 Cole Banham  
Cole Banham

RS Senior

Lakeville, Minn.

Last College:
Minnesota State-Mankato

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 187


1 Letter

Business and Marketing Education


Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner


Postgame Quotes: 2012 Gopher Football Spring Game

Quotes from the 2012 Gophers spring game, April 21


Coach Kill Pre-Spring Press Conference Transcript - 3.21.12

Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.


Golden Gophers Honored at Season-Ending Banquet

Junior quarterback MarQueis Gray honored as team MVP.

2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in three games and earned his first letter • competed against Eastern Illinois and San Jose State • carried the ball twice against Iowa • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Made his season debut against UNLV and recorded two carries • saw limited action at New Mexico State and did not record any statistics • named Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made his Minnesota debut vs. Texas Tech, but did not record any statistics • shared Offensive Work Team Player of the Year honors with quarterback Mitch Leidner.

2011: Did not see any game action.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Transferred from Minnesota State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout student-athlete at Lakeville North.

PERSONAL: Born March 10, 1992 • son of Don and Mel Banham • grandfather was a member of the UMPD for more than 30 years • younger sister Rachel plays for the Gopher women's basketball team and was named 2013 and 2014 First Team All-Big Ten and 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year • has a younger brother, Blake, and a younger sister, Paige • graduated with a degree in business and marketing education and is continuing his education this fall.