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Former NFL Broncos player dies at home in Abingdon

Chris Banks blocks the oncoming defense against the Green Bay Packers at Mile High Stadium in Denver, on Oct. 17, 1999. Banks, a member of the Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII team, died at his Abingdon home Wednesday, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

A former National Football League player died at his home in Abingdon Wednesday morning, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Warren Christopher Banks, also known as Chris Banks, 41, of the 1200 block of Chelmsford Court, was found dead in his home Wednesday morning, Sheriff's Office spokesperson Edward Hopkins said. The death was reported as unattended and was not suspicious, he said.


Formerly with the Denver Broncos, Banks was a member of the 1998 team that won Super Bowl XXXIII, according to Pro-Football-Reference.

"The Denver Broncos are deeply saddened with the news that former offensive lineman Chris Banks has passed away," the Broncos said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to his family and friends."


Banks was drafted as a seventh round draft pick in the 1996 NFL Draft Pick from the University of Kansas.

He debuted with the Broncos in 1998 and also played for the following season. He played with the Atlanta Falcons from 2000 to 2001.

According to Lisa Farbstein, spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration, Banks had served as a TSA agent at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since 2008.

"Many here at the Transportation Security Administration at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport had the good fortune of working alongside Mr. Banks during the past five years and we will miss him tremendously as both a colleague and friend," TSA said in a statement. "Our hearts are with his family in this time of deep sorrow."

Kelli Brooks, a co-worker, said Banks was "truly a sweet man."

"We are mourning his loss," Brooks said in an email.