Justin Bannan
Bannan in the 2012 preseason.
No. 97, 94, 95
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1979-04-18) April 18, 1979 (age 42)
Sacramento, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Fair Oaks (CA) Bella Vista
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Justin Lewis Bannan[1] (born April 18, 1979) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Bannan also played for the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, and Detroit Lions.

Early years

Bannan graduated from Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, California in 1997 and was a letterman in football and basketball.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+34 in
(1.90 m)
300 lb
(136 kg)
4.86 s 1.70 s 2.91 s 4.24 s 7.31 s 29 in
(0.74 m)
8 ft 3 in
(2.51 m)
24 reps
All from NFL Combine.[2]

Buffalo Bills

Bannan was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft and played for them through the 2005 season.

Bannan in 2010.
Bannan in 2010.

Baltimore Ravens

Bannan joined the Baltimore Ravens before the 2006 season and played for them until 2009. In the 2008 season, he set a personal-best with 30 solo tackles (56 total), one sack and one interception.[3]

Denver Broncos

On March 5, 2010, Bannan signed a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos.[4]

On March 3, 2011, the Broncos released Bannan.[5]

St. Louis Rams

Bannan signed with the St. Louis Rams on July 30, 2011.[6] He was released following the 2011 season on March 12, 2012.

Return to the Denver Broncos

On April 11, 2012, Bannan signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.[7]

Detroit Lions

On August 15, 2013, Bannan signed a contract with the Detroit Lions. Bannan was released from the Lions as of September 25, 2013.[8]

Personal life

Bannan has an interest in stocks and bonds, and appeared on Jim Cramer's Mad Money television show on October 31, 2007.

On October 17, 2019, Bannan was arrested in connection to a shooting that took place at Black Lab Sports in Boulder, Colorado that left one woman injured. Bannan was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault and burglary for the shooting.[9]


  1. ^ "Bannan Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com.
  2. ^ "Justin Bannan, Pro Scout Draft.com". Nfldraftscout.com. September 21, 2006. Retrieved September 17, 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=498&contentID=10953[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Denver Broncos Sign DL Justin Bannan". milehighreport.com.
  5. ^ "Bannan, Williams released". denverbroncos.com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  6. ^ Klis, Mike. "Justin Bannan agrees to terms with Rams". Denver Post. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  7. ^ Official: Denver Broncos Sign Justin Bannan-Mile High Report Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  8. ^ Meinke, Kyle (August 16, 2013). "Detroit Lions release 2 players, including CB Conroy Black just 3 days after signing him". MLive.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  9. ^ https://www.wivb.com/news/ex-bills-cu-lineman-justin-bannan-arrested-in-connection-to-boulder-shooting/