Bishop Sankey

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Bishop Sankey
Bishop Sankey 2014.jpg
Sankey in 2014
No. 20     Tennessee Titans
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-15) September 15, 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth: Wadsworth, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Spokane (WA) Gonzaga Prep
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Bishop Sankey
Bishop Sankey 2014.jpg
Sankey in 2014
No. 20     Tennessee Titans
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-15) September 15, 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth: Wadsworth, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Spokane (WA) Gonzaga Prep
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Bishop Shaquille Sankey (born September 15, 1992) is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington.

Early years[edit]

Born in 1992 in Wadsworth, Ohio to Julie Anne Becker and Christopher Daniel Sankey, Bishop spent his early years with his mother, Julie, and grandparents, William and Carol Becker, in Wadsworth, Ohio until age 7. [1][2] He moved with his father, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force to Fairchild AFB near Spokane, Washington, when Sankey was in the eighth grade, relocating from Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio.[3] He finished that school year in 2007 at the middle school in Cheney, then enrolled as a freshman at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane and graduated in 2011.[1] During his high school football career, Sankey rushed for 4,355 yards and earned first team All-State honors in his junior and senior seasons. He broke the Greater Spokane League rushing record for career yards[4] and was also named the Inland Northwest amateur athlete of the year.

Sankey initially gave a "soft verbal" commitment to Washington State University in Pullman as a junior in December 2009,[1] then changed his mind as a senior and accepted a scholarship from head coach Steve Sarkisian to play football at the University of Washington in Seattle.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman in 2011, Sankey played in 12 of 13 games for the Huskies, rushing for 187 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown as a backup to Chris Polk. As a sophomore in 2012, he took over as the starter and rushed for 1,439 yards on 289 carries with 16 touchdowns.[5] He was the MVP of the 2012 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas after rushing for 205 yards and 74 receiving yards on six receptions.[6] As a junior in 2013, he rushed for 1,870 yards and 20 touchdowns.[7] He set school records for rushing yards in a season, passing Corey Dillon, as well as career rushing touchdowns.[8]

Sankey did not redshirt and entered the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season at age 21.[9][10]

Career Statistics

RushingReceiving
YearTeamAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsTD
  2011  Washington281876.73316140
2012  Washington  2891,4395.06116332490
2013Washington3271,8705.76020283041
Career6443,4965.46137675671

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWt40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
5 ft 9 in209 lb4.49 sX sX s4.00 s6.75 s3512 in10 ft 6 in26 repsX
All values from NFL Combine

Sankey was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[11][12] He was the 54th overall pick and the first running back taken, the latest for a first running back in the history of the NFL Draft.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lee, Greg (September 22, 2010). "G-Prep’s Sankey on a roll". Spokesman-Review. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bell, Gregg (20 August 2014). "Unleashed: Inside The Great Unknown, Bishop Sankey". GoHuskies.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Siemon, Dean (October 2, 2013). "Military backgrounds set local Huskies apart". Northwest Guardian. Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "GSL Football All-Time Records: Rushing". Greater Spokane League. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jude, Adam (August 10, 2013). "Bishop Sankey, UW’s humble star, shines on field and in the classroom". Seattle Times. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Maaco Bowl notebook: UW’s Sankey earns MVP honors in loss". Idaho Press-Tribune. December 23, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bishop Sankey". ESPN. College Football statistics. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Brewer, Jerry (November 29, 2013). "Huskies’ Bishop Sankey does it all – except brag". Seattle Times. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ Fornelli, Tom (December 30, 2013). "Washington RB Bishop Sankey to enter NFL Draft". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ Schad, Joe (December 30, 2013). "Bishop Sankey to enter NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ Jude, Adam (May 9, 2014). "UW’s Bishop Sankey becomes first running back drafted, heads to Tennessee Titans". Seattle Times. Husky football blog. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  12. ^ Jude, Adam (May 9, 2014). "UW’s Bishop Sankey 'pumped' to play for the Tennessee Titans". Seattle Times. Husky football blog. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ Reyes, Lorenzo (May 10, 2014). "Bishop Sankey, Titans end NFL draft's historic RB drought". USA Today. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ Wyatt, Jim (May 9, 2014). "Bishop Sankey picked by Titans in second round". The Tennessean. Retrieved May 10, 2104. 

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