2012: Made three appearances while pitching 0.2 innings as he attempted his comeback from injury.
2011: Received medical redshirt, retaining three years of eligibility as he attempted his comeback from surgery.
2010: Appeared in just five games and threw just 4.1 innings in relief while coming back from injury... Threw one perfect inning vs. Alcorn State (2/20).
2009: Received redshirt after season ended early due to an injury... 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).
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.
Personal: 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.