Blaine Bishop

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Blaine Bishop
No. 23, 24
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-07-24) July 24, 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: Ball State[1]
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 8 / Pick: 214
Debuted in 1993
Last played in 2002
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 743
Interceptions 5
Sacks 15.5
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Blaine Elwood Bishop Jr. III (born July 24, 1970)[1] is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League.

Bishop attended and played at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, IN. He then attended St. Joseph's College and played football there before transferring to play college football at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Bishop was drafted in the eighth round (214 overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. Bishop went on to have a successful NFL career, earning Pro Bowl status four times in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2000. He was also a three-time All-Pro selection, in 1995, 1996, and 2000. Bishop was widely recognized as the NFL's premier hitting safety during his tenure with the Oilers/Tennessee Titans. In 1999, the Titans made it to Super Bowl XXXIV in which Bishop started, however they lost to the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams. In 2002, he replaced Damon Moore as the starting strong-side safety with the Philadelphia Eagles, forming a tandem with free safety Brian Dawkins.

Shortly after retiring from his playing career, Bishop worked briefly at WTVF "NewsChannel 5" in Nashville, TN providing sports commentary, usually as part of Titans post-game coverage. He currently co-hosts a radio show in Nashville, TN called "Three Hour Lunch" or 3HL on WGFX "104.5 the Zone" from 3pm-6pm central each weekday. He also coaches the defense at Davidson Academy, a Nashville-area private high school. On Tennessee Titans game days, Bishop can be heard as part of the Titans Radio pre-game and post-game broadcast team on WGFX "104.5 the Zone", affiliates of the Titans Radio Network, and at www.titansradio.com. He is represented by KMG Sports Management. Bishop has also been an announcer for the Tennessee high school football state championship games along with former Titans teammate Kevin Dyson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blaine Bishop, SS". NFL.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 

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