Ken Bishop (born September 8, 1990) is a Canadian football defensive tackle who last played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Illinois.
|Born:||September 8, 1990|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Sunrise (FL) Piper|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251|
|Roster status:||Free Agent|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
|Player stats at CFL.ca|
Bishop earned second-team All-state honors following his senior season at Piper High School. He received invitations to the North-South All-Star Game and the Dade-Broward All-Star Game in 2009.
He attended Ellsworth Community College, where as a freshman he tallied 64 tackles (third on the team), 2 sacks and a fumble recovery. The next year, he registered 67 tackles (second on the team), 2 sacks and a pass defensed in 9 games played.
In 2012, he transferred to Northern Illinois University, posting 55 tackles (eighth on the team) and 2 sacks (sixth on the team), while starting 9 out of 14 games, including one at fullback in the MAC Championship contest. The next year, he recorded 70 tackles (fourth on the team), 7 tackles for loss (tied for fourth) and 2 interceptions. In 27 games he finished with 125 tackles (16.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks and 2 interceptions.
Bishop was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (251st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He took part in three of the first four games of the season, while the team dealt with injuries to Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Lawrence. He was waived on October 18, to make room for linebacker Keith Smith. He was re-signed to the practice squad, before being promoted to the active roster on January 10, 2015, for the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, because of injuries to the defensive line.
On May 25, 2016, he was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He appeared in 16 games (15 starts), posting 31 tackles (3 for loss), 3 sacks, one forced fumble and 2 passes defensed.
In 2017, he played sporadically due to injuries. He recorded 6 tackles in 5 games (4 starts) separated by several stints on the injured list. He missed the 105th Grey Cup game with an injury, which the Argonauts won.
On February 6, 2018, the Argonauts signed Bishop to a one-year extension. Bishop provided depth on the defensive line, starting while teammate Dylan Wynn was suspended during week 6, or injured. Bishop played in 16 games during 2018, and registered 18 tackles and 2 sacks.
Bishop signed again with Toronto, after becoming a free agent in February of 2019. Former Argo teammate Wynn had announced his turning down CFL offers to sign with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football several days prior. Bishop played in seven games for the Argonauts during 2019, before his release on August 23rd. For the year, Bishop had 11 tackles and one sack.
- "Cowboys pick Ken Bishop in 7th". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Phillips, Rob (October 5, 2015). "2 Players Waived To Help Make Room For Return Of Hardy, R. McClain". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
- "Training Camps kicks off with two new additions". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
- "Argos Re-Sign International DL Ken Bishop". Argonauts.ca. Retrieved June 16, 2018.