ESPN Announces During Texas Bowl that Football Athlete Landry Weber has Decided to Become a Catholic Priest!

Football player, Landry Weber, a wide receiver for Kansas State University’s team, has decided to enter seminary. This will prepare him to  to be ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, USA. 

Weber comes from a family of athletes; his father, Stanton, played football at Kansas State, and his older brother, Stanton, played for the Wildcats. His sister McKenzi also received a volleyball scholarship to Kansas State at the same time as her brother Landry. 

Throughout the 2021 season, Landry has hauled in seven receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown.

“It’s no surprise, I knew he had this in him since the day he stepped on campus,” Stanton said. “I knew he was doing everything he needed to do to get to this point, but we always say God’s got a plan that’s always better than ours, so I’m very interested to see how the rest of it plays out for him.” (

He received inspiration from attending his parish St. Isidore’s. 

"Here at St. Isidore’s we are very proud of him, as we are all of the young men who enter the seminary. Please keep them all in your prayers as they journey along this path." (Facebook Page of St. Isidore's)

Weber plans to finish out his college football career before entering seminary.

In the Texas Bowl his team won a 42-20 over Louisiana State University. ESPN announced his vocation plans during the game former ESPN writer Darren Rovell tweeted “‘He’ll be entering the priesthood when his college career is finished.’ — Announcer Tom Hart on Kansas State wide receiver Landry Weber. I’ve never heard that line watching a football game before.”