Former NFL star now one of nation’s top police officers
Baylor football fans know Keith Bishop, BS ’90, as an offensive lineman for the Bears in the late 1970s who played in two Pro Bowls and three Super Bowls during a nine-year NFL career with the Denver Broncos. But like fellow Bear Mark Adickes, Bishop wasn’t content to retire permanently in his early 30s; instead, he returned to finish his degree at Baylor, then enrolled in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s training program in Quantico, Virginia.
Today, he works for the DEA in Kabul, Afghanistan, and was recently highlighted in Parade Magazine as one of America’s top police officers for his part last year in busting an international drug cartel that seized $11 million in cash, 14,000 kilos of cocaine, 30 tons of marijuana and 200 pounds of meth. (Watch video from the award presentation here, then check out this 2000 article from the Dallas Observer that goes into great depth looking at Bishop’s career — a very good read.)
Sic ’em, Special Agent Bishop!