Senior Spotlight: Bishop Miege’s Landry Weber comes from a long line of Wildcats

Bishop Miege senior Landry Weber
Bishop Miege senior Landry Weber

Landry Weber might graduate as one of the most decorated athletes in Bishop Miege history as he’s won three state football titles, a basketball title and a track title.

And he hopes to add one more basketball and track title to his resume when it’s all said and done.

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Bio Blast

Landry Weber
School: Bishop Miege
Sport: Football, Basketball
College: Undecided
Accomplishments: Won five state titles in football, basketball and track combined, First team all-EKL[/pullquote]

“It’s a huge accomplishment and honor,” Weber said. “A lot of kids fight to not even get one state championship, so to get that many is a huge deal.”

What might be baffling is that an athlete of Weber’s caliber doesn’t have a single college offer. Weber, who played both ways for football, caught 57 passes for 1,160 yards and 20 touchdowns this season and all he has to show for it are preferred walk-on spots at Kansas State or Missouri.

Weber said it’s a little frustrating since he believes in himself and his abilities. He’d really like to get some offers.

But if he doesn’t, he’ll most likely end up at Kansas State and follow his dad Stan and brother Stanton. Stan was a quarterback for the Wildcats from 1980-84 while Stanton played wide receiver, graduating in 2015.

“K-State’s been the team that’s been showing the most interest in me,” Weber said. “They’ve been calling me, texting me; they’re the only team that’s been showing interest.”

The elder Webers were team captains, and if Landry were to follow, it would be a goal of his to become a team captain.

“It’s a huge legacy there,” Weber said. “We’d be the first family to have three captains in a family.”

There’s also a legacy of broadcast journalism. Stan has been the color commentator for the Wildcats since 1987 and Stanton has recently gotten into it as well.

Weber said he’s going to “go with the flow,” and if it becomes an option, then he’ll look into it. He’ll most likely pursue accounting, which is what Stan and Stanton studied.

“Kind of always following the family,” Weber said.