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  Desmond Bishop
Desmond Bishop

Player Profile
Hometown:
Fairfield

High School:
Fairfield

Last College:
San Francisco CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 243

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
07/24/1984

Experience:
2V

Major:
Interdisciplinary studies

Desmond Bishop feature story, Sept. 23, 2006

The heart and voice of the Golden Bear defense ... an active and speedy backer who is also very physical ... tallied 19 games with seven or more tackles in his career, including eight double-figure tackle games ... selected to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star game.

2006: A first team All-Pac-10 selection and a third-team All-American by Rivals.com ... led the Pac-10 with 126 tackles and 9.7 tackles per game (14th in the nation) ... also has a team-high 15 tackles for loss (fourth in the Pac-10) ... averaged 11.2 tackles per game over the last six games ... tallied a game-high 12 tackles to earn Defensive MVP honors in the Holiday Bowl, a 45-10 Cal win over Texas A&M ... recorded 10 tackles in his final home game, a victory over Stanford ... tallied a game-high 13 tackles against USC ... led the Bears with eight tackles and a sack against Arizona ... snared an interception for his second straight game against UCLA while adding eight tackles and a pass break-up ... had a statement game against Washington with a career-high 16 tackles and the game-clinching interception on the goal-line in overtime ... tied for a team-high eight tackles against Washington State ... registered 10 tackles (eight solo) with an interception and a sack against Oregon ... tallied six tackles and a tackle for loss at Oregon State while also forcing a fumble on the Cal 12-yard line to halt OSU's first drive of the game ... recorded his first career sack, recovered a fumble and added nine tackles against Arizona State ... had six tackles (two for losses) and recovered a fumble against Portland State ... led the Bears with 13 tackles, one for a loss, against Minnesota.

2005: A second-team All-Pac-10 linebacker in his first season of Division I football ... finished No. 14 in the Pac-10 in total tackles and led the Bears with 89, including 62 solos ... led Cal in tackles seven times in 12 games ... ended the regular season with five tackles behind the line of scrimmage against Stanford ... best game came against top-ranked USC when he was credited with 12 solo tackles, the most by a Bear all season ... had 11 tackles against Illinois ... at Oregon, had nine stops, including two tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... recorded seven tackles, a tackle for loss and forced a fumble in the Bears' victory at Washington ... finished the season with eight tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass break-up in the bowl victory over Brigham Young.

Community College: Ranked by SuperPrep as the fourth-best community college player in the United States ... teammate of quarterback Joe Ayoob at CCSF and was voted California's 2004 Junior College Defensive Player of the Year by the JC Athletic Bureau/California Community College Football Coaches Association ... first-team JC Gridwire All-American, averaging almost 12 tackles per game with 118 stops in 10 regular-season contests in 2004 ... virtually unstoppable in the state's championship game with a game-high 14 tackles (including eight solo stops), one sack and two tackles for loss against College of the Canyons ... the driving force behind a Ram defense that ranked seventh in points allowed (15.4 ppg) and ninth in yards yielded (249.7 ypg) in the state ... named the Northern California Conference Defensive Most Valuable Player ... also played on CCSF's undefeated (13-0) team that won the national championship in 2003. High School: A second-team, all-stater by Calhisports.com while at Fairfield High School ... played in the California North-South Shrine All-Star Game in 2002.

Personal: Mother is Sherri Harris ... father, Dennis Bishop, played football at Illinois and professionally in the United States Football League ... has an interest in pursuing a career in social welfare ... born July 24, 1984 ... interdisciplinary studies major.

Bishop's Final Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU Int
2005 12-12 62-27-89 6-11 0-0 1/0 20-0
2006 13-13 63-63-126 15-43 3-18 2/2 13-79
Career 25-25 125-90-215 21-54 3-18 3/2 3 3-79

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