Bishop Miege Senior Wide Receiver Landry Weber is the Hy-Vee 41 Five-Star Athlete of the Week

Posted at 9:51 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 23:35:54-04

The Bishop Miege football team has a lot of weapons on it. You can add one more - senior wide receiver Landry Weber.

The do-everything senior is emerging as another receiving option for senior quarterback Carter Putz. He had four touchdowns in Bishop Miege's 64-21 win over Mill Valley last Friday. That's why 41 Action News decided to honor Landry with the Hy-Vee 41 Five-Star Athlete of the Week.

Needless to say, he was very excited.

"It's a huge honor," said the 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior. "It's something great to put in your trophy case (and) something awesome to take home to your family. It's just a great honor."

Landry had 237 receiving yards in the game and had TD receptions of 9, 25, 42 and 86 yards. And, it's the second straight game he's had four touchdowns in a game. 

"That was probably the most fun game I've played my whole high school career," Landry said. "It was a huge game. We came in super focused expecting a lot of big competition. (I) really wanted to get a W. We just came out with all we had. And, it was a blast."

Stags Head Coach Jon Holmes said that he didn't plan for Landry to have a big game.

"You know, I think it kind of worked out that way," Holmes said. "We just told our quarterback Carter Putz, 'Hey, you know our guys are gonna win.' That's the thing. We challenge them all week cause man defense, we just gotta win in some routes. And, you know, Landry was able to do that and Carter was able to find him and hit a couple times for some scores."

Senior wide receiver and Missouri Tigers commit Jafar Armstrong is gonna get most of the double-and-triple-teams as the number one receiving threat. Landry is certainly taking advantage of some 1-on-1 coverage toward him. He's certainly making opponents pay with his performance. In addition to his outstanding game against Mill Valley, he racked up four touchdowns and 313 all-purpose yards against Blue Valley West.

Other teammates attribute his growth this season to his work ethic.

"He's the hardest worker on this team in my opinion," senior quarterback Putz said. "All offseason, he's been working his butt off to, you know, make sure his senior season is the best one yet. And, I think he's done a great job of that being the team captain and leading us this year."

NOTE: The Hy-Vee 41 Five-Star Athlete of the Week segment airs every Thursday night during the entire school year.



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