Richard Bishop (gridiron football)

For other people with the same name, see Richard Bishop (disambiguation).
Richard Bishop
Date of birth (1950-03-23)March 23, 1950
Place of birth Cleveland, Ohio
Date of death September 26, 2016(2016-09-26) (aged 66)
Place of death Miami, Florida
Career information
Position(s) Defensive lineman
College Marshalltown Community College/Louisville
NFL draft 1974 / Round: 5 / Pick: 127
(By the Cincinnati Bengals)
Career history
As player
1974–1975 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1975 Ottawa Rough Riders
1976–1981 New England Patriots
1982 Miami Dolphins
1983 Los Angeles Rams
Career stats

Richard Bishop (March 23, 1950 – September 26, 2016) was an American football defensive tackle who played for the New England Patriots.[1] He played college football at Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, Iowa where he was a First-Team NJCAA All-American as a defensive end. Following his career at Marshalltown, Bishop played for the University of Louisville. He died in Miami, Florida in 2016.[2]


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