Has been moved from quarterback to linebacker to defensive end since arrival at UAB ... has been plagued by injuries the past two seasons ... hoping for a healthy senior season ... redshirted in 2002, Bissinger was moved from quarterback to defensive side prior to 2003 spring practice ... was outstanding prep quarterback in metro-Atlanta area ... has added more than 40 pounds to frame since arriving at UAB.
2005: Played in eight games as backup at defensive end position ... recorded season-high three tackles in win over Jacksonville State ... also had pair of tackles in contest vs. Southern Miss ... had 1.5 tackles for loss with stops against Rice, SMU and Memphis ... had a blocked punt in victory at Troy.
2004: Missed most of the season due to injury ... played in three contests with his regular season-ending injury occurring in win at Cincinnati ... recorded three tackles against the Bearcats.
2003: Made move to defense during previous spring and made significant contribution in initial season in new role ... played in 11 games during the season initially at linebacker but later at defensive end ... finished season with 34 overall tackles, including 21 solo hits ... recovered one fumble (vs. Tulane) during the season ... also had a pair of quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups.
2002: Was redshirted and did not see any action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended North Cobb High School where he was standout quarterback ... passed for 1,765 yards and rushed for 971 yards as a senior ... a two-year starter at QB, he accounted for 30 touchdowns ...three-year letterman ... also was team's punter and recorded 40.0 yards per punt average ... led team to state playoffs in 2001 ... was tabbed honorable mention all-state and first-team All-Cobb County ... was selected his team's MVP ... coached by Bob Clark ... also participated in baseball and track.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 20, 1983 ... son of Harry and Jamie Bissinger ... a communication studies major.