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Freddie Bishop Invited to Green Bay Packers Camp

Courtesy: Mat Kanan, director of athletic media relations
Release: 04/28/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A fourth former WMU football player will be participating in a pro camp this spring as Freddie Bishop has been invited by the Green Bay Packers.

Bishop finished his Bronco career as a two-time All-Mid-American Conference selection, earning third team in 2011 and second team in 2012.  Over the past two seasons, the Inkster, Mich., native amassed 23.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks with his career year coming during WMU's 2011 season, which resulted in a spot in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

During his career, Bishop registered 172 tackles and 14 QB Hurries in 48 games played, including 38 career starts.

Bishop is the third Bronco since 2009 to be invited to a Packers camp.  Both Branden Ledbetter and Jamarko Simmons received the same invitation four years ago.  WMU's most prolific Packer, Greg Jennings, helped bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay from Super Bowl XLV.

This makes five total former Broncos to either sign free agent contracts with NFL organizations this spring.  Alex Carder (Detroit Lions), Paul Hazel (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Dann O'Neill (Houston Texans) all signed on April 27 immediately following the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft.  Dallas Walker signed a three-year free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers earlier this month.

The 2013 edition of WMU Football opens its season on Aug. 30 at Michigan State.