Bishop McDonald
Bishop  McDonald


Oakdale, Minn.

High School:
North St. Paul HS

Last College:
Minnesota Duluth

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185



2018: Will sit out the season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules.

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Played in 23 games at Minnesota Duluth and made 78 tackles, defended 16 passes, made three interceptions, forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble and blocked one kick • in 2017, played in 12 games and made 47 tackles (32 solo), defended nine passes and returned one of his two interceptions 30 yards for a touchdown • in 2016, played in 11 games and made 31 tackles (20 solo) and defended seven passes.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year starter at defensive back and running back at North St. Paul High School • led all Minnesota preps with 12 interceptions in 2015 and was a finalist for Minnesota Mr. Football • captained the Polars to the Minnesota Section 4 AAAAA title as a senior and was named First Team Associated Press All-State, Minnesota Vikings High School All-State, First Team All-USA Minnesota Football, North Star News All-State and All-Metro East Conference • coached by Eric Longtin • also lettered in track.

PERSONAL: Son of Vanessa Payne and Nathan McDonald.


2018 Spring Preview: Defensive Line

2018 Spring Preview: Defensive Line

3/22/2018 - Football

The brand of football that head coach P.J. Fleck and defensive coordinator Robb Smith want to play requires having an elite pass rush.

2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks

2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks

3/20/2018 - Football

The Gophers will have their third spring practice today and there will be more than a few eyes on the quarterbacks.

Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice

Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice

3/20/2018 - Football

Before the team headed out for Spring Break, the Golden Gophers held spring practice #2 in the Larson Football Performance Center.

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