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Banks Yields Instant Dividends In Secondary

Johnathan Banks is discovering some of the extras that comes with success. Attention, primarily. "I guess I've made a lot of new friends today!" said Mississippi State's new freshman phenomenon, reporting some 26 new on-line contacts, "and about 50 notifications. It's all fun. But ain't nothing changed, I'm still the same person I was last Friday."

The same person, maybe. But free safety Banks is far from the same player, at least in terms of attention, as he was the day before playing Florida. Picking off two passes thrown by the Heisman-holding quarterback of the number-one ranked club in the country and returning both for touchdowns is guaranteed to raise a player's profile. And, earn some honors. Banks is the SEC's Freshman of the Week...

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