Buddy Banker
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Buddy Banker, 1938
Personal information
Born:c. 1918
Career history

Merton "Buddy" Banker was an American football player. He played halfback for the Tulane Green Wave football team from 1937 to 1939. He was considered a triple-threat man who helped lead the 1939 Tulane Green Wave football team to the Southeastern Conference championship. His older brother, Bill Banker, was an All-American halfback for Tulane in 1929.[1]

Banker was selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (23rd overall pick) of the 1940 NFL Draft. He was offered a contract,[2] but opted not to play professional football.


  1. ^ "Tulane Halfback". The Crowley Post-Signal. October 19, 1938 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Purser Hewitt (April 22, 1940). "Column". Clarion-Ledger. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.