Date of Birth
Kansas State University (1997-1998)
Michael Bishop is widely regarded as the best all-around quarterback in Kansas State history. Bishop helped College Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder turn the Wildcats into a national powerhouse with an overall record of 22-3 during his two-year tenure in Manhattan. A 1998 consensus First Team All-America, Bishop claimed the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback. He was also named the Heisman Trophy runner-up and a finalist for the Maxwell and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards. Bishop helped guide the Wildcats to the school's first-ever No. 1 national ranking late into the season. The year culminated in a Big 12 North title and K-State's first berth in a conference championship game. K=State finished the season with an 11-2 record, an appearance in the Alamo Bowl and a No. 10 ranking in the final AP Poll. The previous season, Bishop and the Wildcats claimed a Big 12 North title and went 11-1. They capped the year with a 35-18 win over Syracuse in the Fiesta Bowl and a No. 8 ranking in the final AP Poll. A two-time All-Big 12 performer, Bishop set 34 school records and 14 Big 12 records. He rushed for 1,314 yards and 23 touchdowns while throwing for 4,401 yards and 36 touchdowns in two seasons. Bishop still holds eight K-State records, including single-season passing efficiency (159.6), single-season interception percentage (1.36), and single-season yards per game (299.3). He was inducted into the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016, and he was added to the school's Ring of Honor in 2015.
- 1998 All-Conference
- 1998 Consensus All-America
- 1998 Davey O'Brien Award Winner
- 1998 Heisman Trophy Runner-Up
Class of 2023