Ervin “Sonny” Bishop

Athlete, Pre 1970


Ervin walked on to the football team at Riverside Community College, playing for two years and leading the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1958. He went on to play at Fresno State before becoming an All-League offensive lineman during a 12-year career in the NFL.

  • Biography

    Ervin walked on to the football team at Riverside Community College, playing for two years and leading the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1958. He went on to play at Fresno State before becoming an All-League offensive lineman during a 12-year career in the NFL.

    Riverside Connection:
    El Cajon Valley High School (1957)
    Riverside Community College

    Accomplishments:
    Led RCC to an undefeated season (1958)
    All-Eastern Conference at RCC (1958)
    Team Co-Captain at Fresno State
    Named All-American two-time All-Conference (1960-1961)
    Named NFL All-League and played in the 1968 Pro Bowl
    Played 110 games in the NFL

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