Odell Beckham, Jr.

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Odell Beckham, Jr.
No. 13     New York Giants
Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-11-05) November 5, 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Newman
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Odell Beckham, Jr.
No. 13     New York Giants
Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-11-05) November 5, 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Newman
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Odell Beckham, Jr. (born November 5, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Early years[edit]

Beckham attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He played wide receiver, quarterback, running back and cornerback. Beckham also played on the school's basketball team all four years and was an all-district selection his junior and senior years. In his senior football season, he joined Cooper Manning as the only two players in school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season.[1] He was ranked by Rivals.com as the sixth best wide receiver recruit in the nation.[2] He played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman in 2011, Beckham started nine of 14 games, recording 41 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns. He was named a freshman All-SEC selection.[3] As a sophomore in 2012, he started 12 of 13 games. He finished first on the team in receiving yards with 713 and second in receptions with 43. As a junior in 2013, he combined with Jarvis Landry to form one of the best wide receiver duos in college football.[4][5] In the 2013 game against UAB, Beckham returned a failed field goal attempt for a record-long 109 yards and a touchdown (this record would be tied by Auburn's Chris Davis later that year). He was a first and second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[6] In his role as a wide receiver and return specialist, Beckham was named the winner of the 2013 Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in major college football.[7] He finished the season with 57 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns. After the season he entered the 2014 NFL Draft, where he was selected twelfth overall by the New York Giants.[8][9]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
5 ft 11 in198 lb32 34 in10 in4.43 s1.56 s2.52 s3.94 s6.69 s38.5 in9 ft 6 in7 reps
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Beckham was selected by the New York Giants with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[11] Beckham signed a contract with the Giants on May 19, 2014.[12]

Personal[edit]

Beckham's father, Odell Beckham, played running back at LSU from 1989 to 1992. His mother, Heather Van Norman, also attended LSU as a track runner.[13]

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