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50 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Cooper Beebe

In which BracketCat counts down the 50th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Cooper Beebe.

#50 Nick Puetz
Colton Beebe came in as a potential defensive tackle, but now he is putting his hand in the ground on the offensive line like Nick Puetz (50).
Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.

#50 Cooper Beebe

Redshirt Freshman | 6-3 | 342 lbs. | Kansas City, Kansas
Cooper Beebe
Cooper Beebe
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Cooper J. Beebe (b. May 19, 2001) is a promising three-star offensive lineman out of Piper High School in Kansas City. He played against Bowling Green and Kansas as a reserve offensive lineman in 2019, retaining his redshirt for the season amid a deep defensive line.

Beebe lettered four years for the Piper Pirates, including the final season under head coach Rick Pollard. He was rated the 79th-best defensive tackle in the Class of 2019 by ESPN, while the organization also ranked him the ninth-best player in the state of Kansas.

Beebe earned first team all-state honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle in 2017, while he was an honorable-mention pick by both outlets as a freshman, sophomore and senior.

He also picked up first-team all-state honors from the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA) as an offensive lineman in 2018.

Beebe totaled 128 tackles with 34 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and five forced fumbles during his career.

He was selected to play for Team USA U-17 in the 2017 International Bowl against Team Japan, as well as for Team USA U-19 in the 2018 World Championships, and he also played in the 2019 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Beebe also competed in the shot put, placing third in the state in 2017, and basketball.

His father, Tom, played football at Pittsburg State, while his brother, Colton Beebe, was a tight end at Minnesota. Cooper picked K-State over offers from Kansas and Minnesota, plus interest from Georgia, Iowa, Iowa State, Louisville and Northwestern.