Beck To Play at Westminster College

Tyrone senior football player Corrie Beck announced recently that he will continue his academic and football career in the fall as a Westminster College Titan.

Beck plans to major in business through a 4+1 program to get his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

Corrie was a true leader on the field. He may have been one of the smartest players I’ve ever coached as it was like having another coach on the field. He would always make sure that everyone knew their job for every call both on offense and defense.”

— Tyrone Head Coach John Franco

“I was between Geneva and Westminster,” said Beck. “The education and the football program [at both schools] have similar values. There was just something about Westminster that stuck out to me whenever I went to visit.”

Beck liked that Westminister used to be involved in NAIA and DII programs for different sports even though they classify as DIII, which also influenced his decision to attend Westminster.

Beck was a versatile three-year starter at Tyrone and team captain in his senior year.  Beck played running back, receiver and was a standout on defense at outside linebacker.

“Corrie was a true leader on the field. He may have been one of the smartest players I’ve ever coached,” said Tyrone Head Coach John Franco, “It was like having another coach on the field. He would always make sure that everyone knew their job for every call both on offense and defense. I think he will have an outstanding career at Westminster and will be a great success in his chosen career.”

Westminster is led by Scott Benzel, who is in his eighth year as head coach of the Titans. Benzel guided the Titans to an undefeated 5-0 season in the COVID shortened 2020-21 season, resulting in their first Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship in school history. Last season the Titans also posted a successful record, at 8-3.

According to Beck, Westminster plans to use him on defense as an outside linebacker or to play their hybrid ‘Titan” position.

“The Titan position is when players play outside linebacker and safety,” says Beck. “The coaching staff said to me that I remind them a lot of a senior graduate, Ian Barr, who plays the Titan position now. We have a similar build and think that I will be able to take over for him.”

Beck has been a three-year starter for the Golden Eagles and was the MVP for the 2021 team.

Beck believes that this past season was his best, and he is currently the strongest and heaviest he has ever been.

“I’m a very strong defense force and a crucial blocker on offense,” says Beck. “I am a leader on and off the field and the team’s motivational speaker.”