78 Bryce Bishop

Bryce Bishop Ohio State
usaUnited States
Miami, FL
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Post-OSU Update: Bryce Bishop did not play in the NFL after leaving Ohio State. in 2021 he was named head coach of his high school alma mater, Miami Killian. Bishop guided them to a 12-1 record in his first year. (updated: Oct. 2022)

Major: African American Studies (2003), English (2002)

Jersey #: 78 (2000-03), 76 (1999)

Weight: 312 (2002-03), 300 (2001), 315 (2000), 310 (1999)

2003 Media Guide: Bryce Bishop is a veteran player who has started 26-consecutive games heading into the 2003 season … has been a mainstay at right guard the past two years … physical player with outstanding athletic ability … has worked hard to make himself a better player … coming off his most consistent year … came to Ohio State as one of the top-rate players in the country, but then sat out the 1999 and 2000 seasons before returning to action in 2001 … took him a while to shake off the cobwebs, but he played well the last half of the 2001 season and really came into his own in 2002 … coaches are expecting big things of him this year … his 26-consecutive starts are the most by any current OSU offensive lineman.

2002 Season: One of just two offensive lineman to start every game … served as the offensive co-captain against Minnesota … had a key block in Ohio State’s win over Washington State, clearing the way for a 44-yard run by Maurice Clarett at the start of the second half.

2002 Media Guide: Bryce Bishop will be in his second year as a starter … took over early last year and made tremendous strides … was one of OSU’s top performers at the end of the season … playing with increased confidence and appears ready to become a force up front … played well in the spring and seemed to improve in all areas, especially his intensity and consistency … showed signs in the spring of becoming more physical … did not play competitively in either 1999 or 2000, needed time to get back into the swing of things last season.

2001 Media Guide: Being counted on to provide quality depth on the offensive line … has missed the past two years (ineligible as a freshman and redshirted last year), but was one of the most highly sought after lineman in the country as a high school senior … will undoubtedly be rusty after two years away from actual game competition, but if he can shake off the cobwebs and return to form it would be a huge plus for the Buckeyes who are short on numbers up front … did make strides in the spring, especially the last five practices, and the OSU coaching staff is hoping he will continue to make progress during fall camp.

2000: Moved from tackle to guard, but was redshirted.

2000 Media Guide: One of the top high school players in the country two years ago, but sat out last year due to academic deficiencies … has regained his eligibility this year and hopes to carve a niche for himself in the offensive line where lack of depth is a problem … has excellent size and athletic ability … recruited as a tackle but might also get a look at guard … the year off will hurt but he is a hard worker who wants to excel.

1999 Media Guide: Widely considered one of the top offensive line prospects in the nation by virtually all the recruiting services and one of the top offensive lineman in the state of Florida … A USA Today first-team All-American … The No. 8 offensive lineman in the nation according to Super Prep … Possesses excellent athleticism and footwork … A three-year starter for Miami Killian and a terrific blocker who could play either guard or tackle.

Personal: The son of Barbara and Richard Bishop … his father played football at Louisville and later with the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins … enjoys listening to all types of music.


2001Ohio State12121
2002Ohio State14140
2003Ohio State1270