May 8, 1931|
|Died||May 14, 1998(aged 67)|
William Eugene Bishop (May 8, 1931 – May 14, 1998) was an American football defensive lineman who played 10 seasons in the National Football League.
A former United States Air Force member, he played college football at North Texas State. Much of his pro career was spent with the Chicago Bears; although he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was traded to Chicago shortly after. He spent nine seasons with the Bears, remaining close with his teammates but frequently clashing with coach George Halas for salary reasons; in 1960, Bishop remarked, "Halas brainwashes you so much you don't want to play with anybody else; it's like playing for the New York Yankees." Bishop later became team captain of the inaugural Minnesota Vikings in 1961.
References[edit | edit source]
- Kuleta, Gene (May 20, 1998). "Former Bear Bill E. Bishop, 67". https://www.newspapers.com/clip/42350367/. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
- Ney, Al (February 10, 1960). "Bill Bishop Sees Papa Bear As More Sinner Than Saint". https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35742072/. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
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