Westmoore's Denver Beebe rises to the occasion in big games

ALL-STATE FOOTBALL — Denver Beebe had 131 tackles and a Westmoore record 21 tackles for loss during his senior season, leading the Jaguars to the Class 6A semifinals and a 10-3 record.
by Trent Shadid Published: January 5, 2014

Denver Beebe lives life the same way he plays football — unafraid.

The senior from Westmoore is as sure of a tackler as he is a talker. Not scared to start conversation with a stranger or make a hit on an opposing ball carrier.

His consistent personality on and off the field is the reason Westmoore coach Billy Langford has labeled The Oklahoman's All-State linebacker a “maniac.”

“He's like that all the time,” Langford said. “Everything he does, he's going to do it with intensity. That carries over to the whole team and that's why he was one of our captains. He's just a great kid and we're going to miss his leadership.”

That sort of intensity helped Beebe develop a reputation as a big-game player.

He had 131 tackles and a Westmoore record 21 tackles for loss during his senior season, leading the Jaguars to the Class 6A semifinals and a 10-3 record.

But most impressive was Beebe's play against some of the top competition in the state.

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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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