Former Webb City standout Bebee named captain for Missouri State football

Landon Bebee was a 2X All-State player for the Cardinals.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Former Webb City High School standout Landon Bebee has been named an offensive captain for Missouri State football this fall.

“This isn’t something the media or the fans can give you, or even your coaches. It’s straight from the team,” Bebee says, “To be recognized by my teammates as one of the leaders of the offense, I’m extremely grateful. They push me every day to be the best I can be. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, for sure. ”

“It’s fantastic. Landon was such a good player for us here,” says Webb City head coach John Roderique, “I’m really proud of him…and his growth and development from a leadership standpoint within the Missouri State program.”

Bebee is in his fourth year playing on the offensive line for Missouri State.

Last season he started the last 8 games of the year for the Bears as a sophomore, helping the team average 310 yards-per-game in league play. He earned 2nd-team All-MVFC honors for his performance.

He remains a key piece on the offensive line for Missouri State – with the added job of being a leader of the whole offensive group.

“I’m one of those guys who leads with my play instead of yelling at guys trying to get guys going,” Bebee says, “I’ve been working on that, trying to be more of a motivator to my fellow offensive linemen and my fellow offensive players…it’s extremely special to me (to be a captain).”

The Webb City product was a 2X All-State selection for the Cardinals (2016, 2017), helping the team to an undefeated state championship season as a senior in 2017.

He also served as a captain his senior year at Webb City – something he says will help him in his new role at Missouri State.

“I think that taught me what it takes to be a leader and what it takes to push guys,” Bebee says, “I’ve brought those tools and intangibles with me in my college career. I feel blessed that my teammates gave me this opportunity to be a leader of this team.”

“Sometimes it’s really tough to make the transition from high school to college, just with the demands,” Roderique says, “I had a chance to watch him play last spring, and that was really enjoyable. I’m excited for him and I’m looking forward to getting a chance to watch him this fall.”