Desmond Bishop (Packers Alum #55)
CAREER: A core member of the Packers’ special teams in his first three seasons, moved into a starting role at “Mack” linebacker in 2010 for the final 12 games and all four postseason contests following Nick Barnett’s season-ending wrist injury…Recorded career highs in nearly every statistical category, finishing second on the team in tackles with 121 (82 solo) while adding three sacks and an interception that he returned for his first career TD…Led the linebackers and finished fourth on the team with a career-high 10 passes defensed, the most by a Green Bay LB since John Anderson registered 15 in 1981…Led the team with a career-high 22 tackles on special teams in 2009, and his 50 stops from 2007-
- Started the final 12 games of the season in 2010 and finished second on the team with 121 tackles (82 solo), three sacks and an interception, all career highs.
- Led the linebackers with a career-high 10 passes defensed in 2010, the most by a Green Bay LB since John Anderson registered 15 in 1981.
- Paced the team with a career-high 22 special teams tackles in 2009, and his 50 tackles on special teams from 2007-10 were tied for the team lead (Jarrett Bush) over that span.
- Led the Pacific-10 in tackles in 2006 with 126, the first Cal player to lead the conference in 13 years.
- Physically strong and powerful, having bench-pressed 225 pounds 33 times at the NFL Scouting Combine.
- Father, Dennis, played football collegiately at Illinois and professionally in the USFL.