Valparaiso University football senior Cade Bishop (Lafayette, Ind. / William Henry Harrison) received recognition on Thursday as part of CoSIDA’s Academic All-District Team for District 5.
Bishop was one of four defensive linemen in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio to earn a place on the Academic All-District squad.
Also an Academic All-PFL First Team selection, Bishop has appeared in 19 games over the last three seasons including all six this spring. He was a member of a defensive line that helped Valpo finish top-3 in the league in scoring defense, total defense and rushing defense in Spring 2021.
A three-time member of the PFL honor roll, Bishop is one of the team’s community service liaisons. Bishop, who maintains a 3.61 GPA in actuarial science, earned induction into the NFF Hampshire Honor Society and volunteers at the Chesterton Boys & Girls Club.
NCAA DIVISION I – DISTRICT 5 (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major
QB Desmond Ridder University of Cincinnati Sr. 3.34 Sport Administration
RB Jake Chisholm University of Dayton Jr. 3.98 Pre-Med
RB Christian Turner Youngstown State University Gr. 3.80 Business Administration
WR Rondale Moore Purdue University Jr. 3.52 Selling & Sales Management
WR Ben Skowronek University of Notre Dame Gr. 3.64/3.39 Communications
TE Drew Rosi University of Toledo Gr. 3.75/3.67 Finance (UG) / MBA (G)
OL Nick Bart University of Dayton Sr. 3.53 Business Economics / Entrepreneurship
OL Mike Caliendo Western Michigan University Gr. 3.9/3.88 Biological Sciences
OL Harry Crider Indiana University Gr. 3.9/3.96 Criminal Justice & Public Safety
OL Drew Himmelman Illinois State University Gr. 3.82/4.00 Exercise Science (UG) / Biomechanics (G)
OL Mike Van Hoeven Eastern Michigan University Gr. 4.00/4.00 Exercise Physiology
K Chad Ryland Eastern Michigan University Jr. 3.79 Supply Chain Management
DL Cade Bishop Valparaiso University Sr. 3.61 Actuarial Science
DL Aidan Hutchinson University of Michigan Jr. 3.52 Applied Exercise Science
DL George Karlaftis Purdue University Jr. 3.60 Retail Management
DL Nate Obringer University of Dayton Sr. 3.68 Finance / Entrepreneurship
LB Bo Bauer University of Notre Dame Sr. 3.32 Finance
LB Anthony Best University of Dayton Sr. 3.98 Civil Engineering
LB Anthony Ekpe Ball State University Gr. 3.39/3.61 Sport Management (UG) / MBA (G)
LB Wesley French Western Michigan University Gr. 3.45/3.68 Business Administration
LB Ryan McWood Miami University Sr. 3.30 Kinesiology
DB Tycen Anderson University of Toledo Gr. 3.35/3.77 Business
DB Bryce Cosby Ball State University Sr. 3.44 Telecommunications
DB Brandon Easterling University of Dayton Sr. 3.46 Management Information Systems
DB Brennan Thieneman Purdue University Gr. 3.47 Construction Engineering
P James Smith University of Cincinnati Sr. 3.84 Communication
ST Tyler Gillikin Northwestern University Gr. 3.98 Biomedical Sciences (UG) / Med School (G)