Biography

Bio

BORN A LSU TIGER

BORN A LSU TIGER

Early Life
Superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born with hyper-athletic genes, Odell’s father (Odell Beckham Sr.) was a starting running back at LSU, and his mother (Heather Van Norman) was an All-American track runner at LSU also. Having two great athletes for parents paved the way for Odell to learn firsthand what it would take to be a successful athlete. He attended high school at Isidore Newman in New Orleans where he excelled in football, basketball and track. After four years of standout performance, he became a U.S. Army All-American. Odell soon followed in his parents' footsteps by attending college at Louisiana State University.

Baton Rouge
At LSU, Odell is considered one of the most dynamic players in school history, earning the reputation as a scoring threat every time he touched the football. As a junior in 2013, he was awarded the Paul Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile player. Odell also earned first-team All-American honors that year as both a wide receiver and return specialist after leading the SEC and ranking No. 2 in the nation in all-purpose yards with an average of 178.1 yards per game. He finished his collegiate career with 15 touchdowns and 4,118 all-purpose yards, ranking him No. 5 in LSU school history for all-purpose yards. In addition, OBJ ranks 9th in school history with 143 receptions for 2,340 yards (7th in school history).

NEW YORK GIANTS

NEW YORK GIANTS

Breaking Records
In 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. had a year to remember and one that only football greats like Randy Moss rival. Playing in just 12 games in his rookie debut, he caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns, setting Giants franchise rookie records. With one of the biggest plays of his career, "The Catch" was heard across the world on November 24, 2014. Odell would continue to produce more highlights and eye-popping stats. In his rookie year alone, he had seven 100-yard receiving games, which tied him for 3rd in the NFL that season. He capped off a great rookie season with the title of NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and a trip to the Pro Bowl.

Over his three seasons with the New York Giants and the NFL, Odell Beckham Jr. has accomplished more than most players hope to achieve in their lifetime. He has completed 288 passes for 4,122 yards and has scored 35 touchdowns, frequently making highlight reels and being featured in the media. OBJ has also been named to the Pro Bowl every season and has been named a second-team All-Pro twice. In 2016, Odell set his career high of 101 receptions, helping the Giants earn a seat in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Odell’s past three seasons on the New York Giants must only mirror the greatness to come.

OFF THE FIELD

OFF THE FIELD

Fashion and Charity
Odell Beckham Jr. is not only an icon on the football field, he has also proven to be an icon in the fashion world. Frequently featured in GQ Magazine and at the top of Best-Dressed lists, he is often seen wearing the hottest designer clothing and custom designed cleats. He even has a couple of his own clothing lines. Many describe his style as iconic and unique. From his clothes to his bleached blonde hairstyle, fans all over the world try to mirror everything about him. It is no surprise that his trendy style, unconventional attitude and fresh dance moves have led to various television, YouTube, and sponsorship deals.

Odell Beckham Jr. is also involved with many amazing charities. Among them are organizations supporting breast cancer research, veteran outreach, and making children’s dreams come true with the Make A Wish Foundation. During games Odell often wears cleats to raise awareness and funds for the charities he supports. OBJ also impacts children’s lives through his football camps and positivity. Odell truly loves the opportunity to meet his fans and be a positive role model.

It is clear from Odell Beckham Jr.’s work off the field that his legacy will be much more than just the records he sets in the NFL.

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