Octavious Bishop was our final Project MALES Platica speaker for fall 2015 (Wednesday, November 18th).
Octavious received a football scholarship in 1994 to the University Texas at Austin where he lettered four years and started three years on an offensive line that blocked for Heisman trophy winner Ricky Williams. He was an All Big 12 performer, and received free-agent contracts to play in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders. Octavious was a standout offensive lineman during the 2000 NFL Europe football season, and played for the Chicago Extreme in the XFL.
After retiring, Octavious returned to the University of Texas at Austin where he earned both a BA and Masters of Science in Social Work. Octavious is also a PhD candidate in Neuropsychology. He worked for The University of Texas football academics department for three years as an educational mentor and tutor. Octavious also worked for five different Austin area high schools as a Male Involvement Program Coordinator working with at-risk populations for the non-profit Communities in Schools.
While advocating for the mental health and educational needs of this at-risk population Octavious began to seek more knowledge and understanding about cognitive processes and the bio-psychological processes of individuals. During Octavious’ time with V5 he has had the opportunity to develop relationships with parents, coaches, academic advisors, trainers, and student-athletes. Octavious is passionate about issues that relate to holistically assessing educational, physical, and personal growth to develop V5’s mission to form “The Complete Athlete”.
Thanks for joining us, Octavious. Hook ‘Em!