Banks, a once-promising high school player at Long Beach, California's Poly High School, spent five years in prison and five more on probation after being falsely accused of rape.
Incredibly, Banks did not give up on his NFL dream even after spending the best years of his physical prime behind bars. He tried out for the Atlanta Falcons as a linebacker in 2013 and appeared in the preseason before he was cut last August.
One year later, Banks announced he'd made it to the NFL after all:
The league said Banks will be a manager in the football operations department, and will assist the officiating department on game days.