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.


Gophers Beat Rutgers 34-32 on Homecoming


Emmit Carpenter kicked a 28 yard field goal with six seconds to play as Minnesota beat Rutgers, 34-32, on Homecoming at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gopher Football's Most Interesting Man


Trying to capture Drew Wolitarsky in only 800 words is comparable to defensive backs trying to cover him across the middle of the field.

More Than 18 Wheels


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