Canadian Football League

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Canadian Football League quarterback signs with the Brigade

Former Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop is headed back to the Kansas City area with the Brigade, which announced his signing Tuesday.
Besides his popularity as a K-State standout, Bishop also brings Arena Football League credentials to Kansas City. He’s the league’s only player to rush for more than 100 yards in a game and played for the ArenaBowl champion Chicago Rush last season.
With the Brigade, Bishop will compete with returning QBs Raymond Philyaw and Chris Sanders and former Chiefs QB Jonathan Quinn for the starting job.
“It’s just going to be a great feeling,” Bishop said. “I had my best years of my career in Manhattan, Kan. These fans really love football in the area, too. It’s almost like a homecoming for me.”
In two seasons at K-State, Bishop helped the Wildcats to the 1997 Fiesta Bowl title and just shy of the Big 12 championship in 1998. He finished second for the Heisman Trophy that year.
Bishop is in the middle of the Canadian Football League playoffs now as the backup quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts. They play in the conference semifinals Saturday.
“It’s a week-to-week thing up here with the playoffs,” Bishop said. “As soon as I find out the situation here and the season is over, I’ll probably be in Kansas within two or three days.”


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