Brian Banks may be a long shot to stick in the NFL.
But the man, who lost five years of his life and the chance to play college football to prison, thanks to a false accuser, is cherishing his opportunity with the Atlanta Falcons. Banks got his first taste of playing in an NFL game, getting some playing time late against the Cincinnait Bengals on Thursday night.
"It was out of control,” Banks told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Just running out there -- the flames, the cheers, the crowd. I wasn’t nervous at all but just the emotion of running through the tunnel, the adrenalin that comes with it, is better than any rollercoaster ride you could get on.”
Hopefully for Banks, the ride will last as long as possible as he picks up the pieces of his life and works to realize a life-long dream.
Follow me on Twitter @TerryMc13
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com
JAN 20 Tony Villiotti
Following Monday's announcement of those declaring for the Draft, a look at the numbers.
JAN 19 Jeff Fedotin
Chiefs' special teams coordinator has unique football mind.
JAN 16 Tony Villiotti
Are certain positions more reliant on early round picks?