93   Ken Bishop
Ken Bishop

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Lauderhill, FL

High School:
Piper

Last College:
Ellsworth CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 308

Position:
DT

Experience:
JC


2013: Fourth on the NIU defense in tackles and tops on the defensive line with 59 stops...Also has 5.5 TFL on the year...Made a career-high 11 tackles at Toledo (11-20)...Recorded 3 and a half tackles including a TFL against Ball State (11-13)...Posted a crareer day at UMass (11/2) tallying a career-high nine tackles and making his first interception...Led the Huskie defense with six tackles including one for a loss versus Akron (10/12)...Recorded four tackles with a tackle for loss at Kent State (10-5)...Made six tackles in the season-opening win at Iowa (8-31)...Named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Huskies' defensive line with eight tackles and a fumble recovery at Idaho (9-14)...Tallied three tackles, all solo, including a sack and tackle for loss in the Huskies' victory over Eastern Illinois (9-21)...Recorded two tackles at Purdue (9-28)...Made four tackles in the victory over Central Michigan (10/19)...Recorded two tackles versus E. Michigan (10-26).

2012: Ranked eighth on the team in tackles with 55 and sixth in sacks with two. His 9.5 tackles for loss were fifth-most on the team. Started at both fullback and defensive tackle in the MAC Championship. Posted a season-high eight stops, including three tackles for loss and a sack, against Kent State (11-30) in the MAC Championship. His three TFLs and sack came in the second quarter when the Huskie defense held the Golden Flashes to only three yards of total offense. Tallied six tackles against Kansas (9-22) and at Ball State (10-6). Recorded a team-high five tackles, including two tackles for loss, at Eastern Michigan (11-23). Made five stops, including one for a loss, at Western Michigan (10-27). Notched five tackles, one for a loss, and recovered a fumble against UMass (11-3) to earn MAC West Defensive Player of the Week honors. Recorded three tackles, including a half sack and half tackle for loss, in his Huskie debut against Iowa (9-1). Accounted for four tackles against Tennessee-Martin (9-8). Made four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, versus Central Michigan (9-29). Posted a two-tackle, one-sack performance against Buffalo (10-13). Made two tackles at Akron (10-20). Collected a half sack against Toledo (11-14).

Junior College: Enrolled at NIU in January 2012 after spending the last two seasons at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Named first-team all-Midwest Football Conference in 2011 after compiling 67 tackles - second-most on the team - and added two sacks and a pass breakup in nine games for the Panthers. Totaled 64 tackles in his freshman season at ECC to rank third on the team. Was a teammate of current Huskie defensive back Jhony Faustin in 2010 at Ellsworth.

High School: Earned second team all-state honors following his senior season at Piper High School. Earned invitations to the North-South All-Star Game and the Dade-Broward All-Star Game in 2009.

Personal: Born Sept. 8, 1990, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Son of Ken, Sr. and Loylet Bishop. Majoring in general studies.

BISHOP'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 11, at Toledo, 11-20-13
Tackles For Loss: 1.5, at UMass, 11-2-13
Interceptions: 1, at UMass, 11-2-13
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