Harold Bishop (American football)

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Harold Bishop
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Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1970-04-08) April 8, 1970 (age 48)
Booneville, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Tuscaloosa (AL) Central East
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1994  / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:19
Receiving yards:161
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Harold Lucius Bishop Jr. (born April 8, 1970) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for five teams. [1]

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He played college football at Louisiana State University from 1989 to 1994. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1994. In the 1995 off season the Buccaneers traded Bishop to the Browns for the 35th pick in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft and selected Mike Alstott with the pick. He was on the team when the Cleveland Browns became the Baltimore Ravens. He played one season in NFL Europe with the Rhein Fire, who won the World Bowl in 1998. Bishop then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and played with them from 1998 to 1999.

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References

  1. "Harold Bishop NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 21, 2016.