On Bishop: Third-year senior whose major college career got off to an impressive start – he had 84 tackles in his first nine games -- but has since been slowed by injuries to both knees … suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the ninth game of the 1999 season, then suffered a right knee sprain midway through the 2000 campaign and did not play again … knee injury at NC State forced him to miss the last two games of 1999 … is a quick and agile linebacker with good instincts and the ability to get to the football when healthy.
2000: Appeared in six games and totaled nine tackles … was slowed by the knee injury he suffered at the end of the 1999 season, which required off-season surgery … totaled nine tackles and one interception … had a season-high four tackles and an interception in the Clemson game before suffering a sprained right knee and leaving the game … did not play again after the injury.
1999: Started the first nine games at inside linebacker and finished third on the team in tackles … had 84 total tackles and averaged 9.3 per game … missed the final two games after a left knee injury at NC State … had seven tackles for loss while adding four pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles … posted 16 tackles at Wake Forest and a career-high 20 against Clemson … also had nine solos against Clemson … earned a starting position late in 1999 fall camp … attended spring drills in his first semester at Maryland … underwent knee surgery following the season.
1998: Sat out the 1998 season at the University of South Florida and eventually transferred to Maryland for spring drills.
1997: Redshirted his freshman season of 1997 as a linebacker at USF.
High School: Graduated from Northeast High School in 1997 ... was a first team class 5A all-state choice as a defensive back as a senior in 1996 ... also played defensive back and slot back ... was selected the Pinellas County Player of the Year by the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune ... was also selected to the West Central Florida Super 15 team ... as a senior, averaged 12.7 yards per carry (43 carries for 545 yards) in addition to catching 23 passes for 445 yards ... totaled 15 touchdowns ... also intercepted three passes ... lettered in basketball and track.
Personal: Kevin James Bishop ... born Sept. 28, 1978 ... son of Diana Bishop ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... attended a junior college, Harper-Rainey College in Illinois, after transferring from University of South Florida … 1999 Maryland scholar-athlete … member of 1999 All-ACC Football Academic Team.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int 1999 9-9 40 44 84/9.3 7-16 0.0-0 0-0 2000 6-0 5 4 9/1.5 0-0 0.0-0 1-0 Totals 15-9 45 48 93/6.2 7-16 0.0-0 1-0
Bishop Up Close
Someday I would like to take a trip to: Temptation Island
If I lost all of my possessions except for one, I would keep my: Debbie Gibson autographed hat from her Electric Youth Tour
My ambition after football is: To star in “Chips” 2002- The New Beat