Freddie Bishop III
File:56, Freddie Bishop, June 22, 2019.jpg
No. 56 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1990-02-25) February 25, 1990 (age 30)
Inkster, Michigan
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Carleton (MI) Airport
College:Western Michigan
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2013)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
* Grey Cup champion (2014)
  • Second Team All-MAC (2012)
  • Third Team All-MAC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:19
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics
Total tackles:60
Fumble fumbles:1
Player stats at

Freddie George Bishop III[1] (born February 25, 1990) is a gridiron football outside linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Western Michigan University. He first enrolled at Robichaud High School before transferring to Airport High School in Carleton, Michigan. He has also been a member of the New York Jets, Calgary Stampeders, and Memphis Express.

Early yearsEdit

Bishop first played high school football at Robichaud High School.[2] He earned all-city honors as a freshman and sophomore in 2004 and 2005. He earned All-Mega Conference honors in 2005 and was named Team Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2004. He transferred to Airport High School in Carleton, Michigan and earned All-Huron League honors in 2007 and was named first team all-state as a senior. He also received Honorable Mention All-Huron League honors in 2006.[3]

College careerEdit

Bishop played for the Western Michigan Broncos from 2009 to 2012. He was redshirted in 2008. He was named Second Team All-MAC and was the Broncos' outstanding team player after starting all 12 games, recording 63 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss and four sacks in 2012.[4] He was also named Third Team All-MAC Defensive End in 2011.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 253 lb 4.88 s 1.69 s 2.82 s 4.52 s 7.42 s 37½ in 9 ft 9 in 30 reps

Detroit LionsEdit

Bishop signed with the Detroit Lions on May 14, 2013 after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was released by the Lions on June 26, 2013.[5]

Calgary StampedersEdit

Bishop was signed to the Calgary Stampeders' practice roster on July 16, 2013.[4] Bishop, seeing significant playing time due to an earlier injury to Charleston Hughes, recorded five tackles and a sack in the Stampeders win against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 102nd Grey Cup.[6]

New York JetsEdit

Bishop signed with the New York Jets on February 5, 2016.[7][8] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jets as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[9][10] He was promoted to the active roster on December 10, 2016.[11]

On September 3, 2017, Bishop was waived by the Jets and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[12][13] He was promoted to the active roster on September 16, 2017.[14] He was waived on September 21, 2017 and later re-signed to the practice squad on October 4, 2017.[15][16] He was promoted back to the active roster on October 7, 2017.[17] On October 8, 2017, against the Cleveland Browns, he recovered a fumble.[18]

On June 7, 2018, Bishop was waived by the Jets.[19]

Detroit Lions (Second Stint)Edit

On July 23, 2018, Bishop signed with the Detroit Lions.[20] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[21]

Memphis ExpressEdit

Bishop signed with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football on February 27, 2019.[22]

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

After the AAF ceased operations in April 2019, Bishop signed with the Toronto Argonauts on May 22, 2019.


  1. "Profile".
  2. Kruger, Niles. "Switching to Airport helped turn Freddie Bishop III into NFL prospect". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Freddie Bishop III". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "BISHOP ADDED TO PRACTICE ROSTER". July 16, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  5. "Freddie Bishop". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  6. "Three Stars: 102nd Grey Cup sees Bo Levi Mitchell, Freddie Bishop III and Rene Paredes shine". December 1, 2014. Archived from the original on December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  7. "Report: Jets ink Stamps LB Bishop III". February 5, 2016. Archived from the original on February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  8. "Jets sign CFL pass rusher Freddie Bishop". February 5, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  9. Lange, Randy (September 3, 2016). "Jets Release 18 Players Ahead of Deadline".
  10. Lange, Randy (September 4, 2016). "Jets Sign 7 to Their Practice Squad". Archived from the original on September 5, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  11. "Jets waive/injured Antonio Allen, promote Freddie Bishop". December 10, 2016.
  12. Allen, Eric (September 3, 2017). "Jets Claim Four Including Two Receivers".
  13. Greenberg, Ethan (September 4, 2017). "Jets Fill Out Practice Squad".
  14. Greenberg, Ethan (September 16, 2017). "Jets Activate DL Thomas, LB Bishop from P-Squad".
  15. Lange, Randy (September 21, 2017). "Jets Add David Bass to LB Corps".
  16. Allen, Eric (October 4, 2017). "Jets Sign DL Stinson and OLB Gwacham".
  17. Greenberg, Ethan (October 7, 2017). "Jets Promote OLB Freddie Bishop to Active Roster".
  18. "New York Jets at Cleveland Browns - October 8th, 2017". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  19. Lange, Randy (June 6, 2018). "Jets Sign Safety J.J. Wilcox".
  20. "Lions place FB Nick Bawden on reserve-injured, sign LB Freddie Bishop". July 24, 2018.
  21. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 1, 2018.
  22. "Former Stampeders DL Freddie Bishop signs with AAF team". 3 Down Nation. February 26, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.

External linksEdit

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