Disclaimer: As the 2020 football season still is “technically” scheduled to proceed as planned in Manhattan, with the recent delay of our season opener until Sept. 12 against Arkansas State, we will reset and continue this Countdown for just a little bit longer...
Goal No. 12: NO SELF-LIMITATIONS. Expect more of yourself.
#12 Landry Weber
Redshirt Junior | 5-10 | 186 lbs. | Shawnee Mission, Kansas
- Position: Wide Receiver
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Second-String
- Status: On Scholarship
Landry Jay Weber (b. Sept. 18, 1998) is a former walk-on wide receiver who redshirted in 2017 and hails from a talented bloodline that includes his father, K-State radio analyst and former quarterback Stan Weber, and brother, former special teams captain Stanton Weber.
Despite earning a scholarship to Washburn University, Landry chose to follow in his father’s and brother’s footsteps at K-State. (Read more about the K-State/Weber connection here.)
Landry Weber caught a 14-yard pass from Skylar Thompson and had three catches for 38 yards overall as a starter for the White team in the 2018 spring game. He did just as good when lining up in relief for the Purple team, with six catches for 27 yards.
Weber played in nine games in 2018, primarily on special teams. He recorded a tackle on kickoff coverage at Baylor, while he recovered a fumble on a kickoff against Kansas.
Weber also was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree who was one of a Big 12-record four Wildcats nominated with a 4.0 grade-point average. (He repeated this feat in 2019.)
He then played in all 13 games in 2019 as a wide receiver — including making two starts — and also still as a valuable member of the special teams units.
Weber, who is majoring in accounting, made seven catches for 117 yards last season, while he tied for second on the team with five special teams tackles.
His first career start came in the season opener against Nicholls, when he set a career high in catches (2) and yards (20), while he also started against West Virginia and tied his mark in catches and set a new high in yards (50).
Weber’s effort against the Mountaineers also featured a career-long catch of 35 yards.
He then set a career high with three special teams tackles at Texas Tech, while he recovered a live ball on a kickoff against Bowling Green.
Weber played both wide receiver and defensive back for Bishop Miege High School, catching 57 passes for 1,160 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior under coach Jon Holmes.
He had four touchdowns in Bishop Miege’s 64-21 win over Mill Valley and was honored afterward as the Hy-Vee 41 Five-Star Athlete of the Week.
Weber had 237 receiving yards in that game, with touchdown receptions of 9, 25, 42, and 86 yards. It was the second straight game he tallied four touchdowns.
In addition to his outstanding game against Mill Valley, he racked up four touchdowns and 313 all-purpose yards against Blue Valley West.
Weber helped the Stags to earn consecutive 12-1 records as a junior and senior, both seasons resulting in state championships; also played basketball, helping to earn two more state championships; and prepped with current Kansas State defensive back Cameron Key.
Weber’s famous father, Stan, was a quarterback for K-State from 1980 to 1984 and has served as the color commentator on the K-State Sports Network since 1987.
Older brother Stanton also was a wide receiver for the Wildcats from 2011 to 2015 and currently is the special teams quality control coach. Like Stanton, Landry wears No. 12.
Their sister, McKenzi, played volleyball for four years at K-State and graduated last year.