Cornerback Beanie Bishop has been named the 13th Consensus All-American in West Virginia Mountaineers history after receiving the nomination from AFCA. Bishop joins former defensive lineman Darius Stills as the second Consensus All-American under Neal Brown.
After spending four outstanding seasons at Western Kentucky, one as a member of the All-Conference USA squad, Bishop began shopping his services following the 2021 campaign in hopes of displaying his talents on a bigger stage. Bishop ended up at Minnesota, where he had a limited role in 13 games for the Golden Gophers in 2022. There, he finished with 29 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup – not the type of production he was seeking after a dominant year at Western Kentucky in 2021. So, Beanie bet on himself and went back in the portal for another crack at stardom, ended up at West Virginia, and this time it paid off handsomely.
Earlier today, Bishop became Mountaineer football’s 13th consensus All-American after the AFCA All-America team was announced, and its second of the Big 12 era – both coming under current coach Neal Brown. The other is defensive lineman Darius Stills in 2020. ”Everyone associated with the Mountaineer football program is proud of him and what he has accomplished this year,” Brown said. “He has been an excellent leader and a great representative for Mountaineer football, the University and the state.”
Considering how long West Virginia has played football and how many players have put on a gold and blue uniform through the years, to be one of only 13 is an impressive accomplishment.
Consider the list … Rat Rodgers, Bruce Bosley, Darryl Talley, Brian Jozwiak, Mike Compton, Todd Sauerbrun, Aaron Beasley, Canute Curtis, Grant Wiley, Steve Slaton, Dan Mozes, Stills and now Bishop, just one of two cornerbacks on it.