In just over two years, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has established himself as one of the top wide receivers in today's NFL. He racked up more than 1,300 yards in each of his first two pro seasons and was named to the Pro Bowl after each.
Selected 12th overall in the 2014 draft, Beckham didn't make his NFL debut until the fourth week of his rookie season because of a hamstring injury. However, the LSU product quickly leapt onto the national scene thanks to his playmaking ability.
Of course, the most iconic moment of Beckham's rookie season came in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys.
During the game, Giants quarterback Eli Manning heaved a pass from near midfield and toward the front of the end zone. Fighting both cornerback Brandon Carr and the sideline, Beckham managed to make a ridiculous one-handed catch to come down with the football in the end zone.
Beckham's catch ended up being named best play at the 2015 ESPY Awards.
Beckham appears to be just getting started with an impressive NFL career. Barring injury or an unforeseen step back, he's likely to be remembered as one of the top wideouts of his generation. If so, then this iconic play will probably go down as the one that launched his rise to stardom.
Even if Beckham isn't a legend of the game, this catch will be remembered as one of the craziest catches of all time. See where Odell placed in the Top 10, and see the other 9 iconic NFL moments in the past 5 years on BleacherReport.com.
Kristopher Knox | bleacherreport.com | September 28, 2016
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