Austin Baseball Alumni
Benn Shanks
Class of 2008
Signs with Tech
2009 Profile - 2009 Roster ** 2010 Profiile - 2010 Roster
2008 Media Guide - ( 2009 signing class - pg. 6)
Height / Weight:
6-05 / 230

Appeared in five games, all in relief...First outing of collegiate career occurred against Grambling State (2/22)...Threw a scoreless inning and earned his first save at Northwestern State (2/25)...In the appearance, he struck out three of the four batters he faced...Final outing of the season came at Southern Miss (3/14)...Season ended early due to an injury.

High School:
Lettered three years under coach Randy Ursery at Fort Bend Stephen F. Austin HS...Attended the same high school as former Tech standout Brian Rike...Played three years of football as a quarterback...Also played three years of summer ball for the Colombia Angels under coach Clay Hill.

Full name is Benn Jayson Fairbanks...Son of Jay and Linda Fairbanks...Has one sister, Kristen...Father, Jay played football at New Mexico State and also played semi-pro...Sister, Kristen played for the Lady Techsters volleyball team...Uncle, Don Fairbanks played football at Colorado and in the National Football League with the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos...Majoring in business...Born March 1, 1990, in Austin, Texas.

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