Bankston finished ninth on Survivor: Blood vs. Water in 2013, appearing along with his fiance Colton Cumbie, a previous contestant on the Survivor series. In late 2013 Bankston began working for Watco Companies as an engineer on the Alabama Warrior Railway at the Walter Coke Plant. Bankston was crushed by a derailed hopper car in June 2014.
- Robinson, Carol (June 25, 2014) "Jeffco coroner's officials release new details in railway death of 'Survivor' contestant Caleb Bankston." The Birmingham News