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Initially earned roster position as a walk-on during the fall of 2012 and has continued to work his way up the offensive depth chart and earned increased playing time at the outside receiver position ... Expected to open junior season competing for a top reserve role at either the "X" or "Z" slots in addition to experiencing action on various special teams units ... Overall, has appeared in 12 career games ... Caught two passes for eight yards during the first spring scrimmage (March 28) before following with one reception for eight yards in the second outing (April 11) ... Led all pass catchers with five grabs for 76 yards during the Purple-Gold Game a week later ... Owns lifts of 380 pounds (back squat) and 280 (power clean) during previous spring strength and conditioning testing periods ... Also recorded a pro shuttle time of 4.17 to go along with a 30" vertical leap.
2014: Experienced action in seven games (N.C. Central, North Carolina, SMU, USF, Connecticut, Cincinnati and Florida) ... Did not play against South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa and UCF ... Hauled down first collegiate reception in the second quarter against No. 25 North Carolina at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium that resulted in a 19-yard touchdown ... One of 10 receivers with a reception and one of eight with a catch of 10 or more yards against the Tar Heels ... Did not record statistics in other six contests.
2013: Appeared in five games -- Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UAB and NC State -- during first active season in Pirate program ... Did not record any catches while experiencing limited action on offense.
2012: Redshirted after earning roster spot as a walk-on and contributed efforts to scout team squad.
High School: A football letterman at nearby Greene Central ... Was a prep teammate of current Pirate DL Fred Presley.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Jerod Bishop ... Major is public health studies ... Classroom work was recognized by ECU Honor Roll inclusion during the 2013 fall semester before earning Dean's List status in the 2014 fall semester and again in the 2015 spring semester.