Odell Beckham Jr

Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr., professionally known as Odell Beckham Jr. or OBJ is an American football player. He plays as a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. Earlier, the New York Giants drafted him with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University. 

What is Odell Beckham Jr Famous For?

– Named to Pro Bowl 3 times.

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Where was Odell Beckham Jr Born?

Odell Beckham Jr. was born on 5 November 1992. His birth name is Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. His birthplace is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the United States. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, Odell Beckham Sr., and a mother, Heather Van Norman. He has two siblings Jasmine and Kordell. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. 

He attended Isidore School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. He is the second player in school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He was named to the Time Picayune 2011 Blue-Chip list and to the Louisiana 2A All-State first team. He also earned District 9-2A Offensive MVP honors and a spot on the Advocate’s Super Dozen. He was an all-district selection in his junior and senior years. He excelled in the sprinting and jumping events as well. He also played soccer growing up. Rivals.com and Scout.com rated him as a four-star recruit. 

He committed to play at the Louisiana State University. He recorded 41 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns in his freshman year and was named to All-SEC selection. He recorded 43 receptions for 713 yards in his sophomore season. He finished his LSU junior season with 57 receptions for 1,117 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was awarded the 2013 Paul Hornung Award. He foregoes his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. 

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NFL Career: New York Giants

The New York Giants selected him with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed a contract with the Giants in May 2014. 

He missed the preseason and the first four games of the season due to a hamstring injury. 

He made his NFL debut against the Atlanta Falcons in October 2014. He recorded 4 receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut. 

His one-handed touchdown reception against the Dallas Cowboys in November 2014 was hailed as the “catch of the year”. 

He became the first NFL rookie with at least 12 catches, 140 yards, and 3 scores in a game recording 143 receiving yards, 12 catches, and 3 touchdowns in December 2014. 

He posted a career-high 185 receiving yards in the regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. He set the franchise record by a rookie in doing so. 

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He finished his rookie season with 91 receptions, 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games. 

He was named a first alternate for the 2015 Pro Bowl. He replaced the injured Calvin Johnson in Pro Bowl becoming the first Giants rookie wide receiver in the franchise history and the first Giants rookie since Jeremy Shockey in 2002 to make the Pro Bowl. 

He won numerous accolades for his performance in his rookie season. 

Sportswriter hailed Beckham as one of the greatest ever rookie. 

Associated Press named him the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Pro Football Writers Association also named him the 2014  Offensive Rookie of the Year. 

He recorded 96 receptions, 1,450 yards, and 13 touchdowns in 15 games in the 2015 season. NFL Disciplinary Committee suspended him one game without pay for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules. 

He was selected to Pro Bowl for the second year in a row. 

He recorded 101 receptions, 1,367 yards, and 10 touchdowns in 16 games in the 2016 season. 

The Giants earned a wild-card spot and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers. He punched a hole in the wall in the visiting teams’ locker room due to frustration after the loss. The Giants later paid for the damages.  

He was named to the Pro Bowl for the third year in a row. 

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The Giants exercised Beckham’s fifth-year option in April 2017. 

He recorded 25 receptions, 302 yards, and 3 touchdowns. He played only 4 games in the 2017 season due to injury. He missed most of the season due to the fractured left ankle. He underwent surgery to repair the fracture. 

He signed a five-year contract extension worth $95 million with $41 million fully guaranteed with a $65 million in guarantees with the Giants in August 2018.

He returned from injury in the 2018 season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

He recorded 77 receptions, 1,052 yards, and 6 touchdowns in 12 games in the 2018 season. He was inactive in the final four games of the 2018 season due to a quad injury. 

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New York Giants franchise records

Most receiving yards in a season, rookie: 1,305 

Most receptions in a season, rookie: 91 (only Giants rookie wide receiver to have at least 50 receptions in a season) 

Most receptions in a game by a rookie wide receiver: 12 (2014, Week 15 vs. Washington Redskins) 

Most receptions in a game, any position, rookie: 12 (tied with Mark Bavaro) 

Most games with 100+ receiving yards, rookie, season: 7 

Most games with 125+ receiving yards, rookie, season: 6 

Most games with 150+ receiving yards, rookie, season: 2 

Most games with 10+ receptions, rookie, season: 4 

Most games with 2+ receiving touchdowns, rookie, season: 4 

Most receiving yards at home, rookie, season: 767 

Most receptions at home, rookie, season: 52

Highest average receiving yards per game, season: 108.8 

Highest receiving yards per catch (min. 50 catches), rookie, season: 14.34 

Most receiving touchdowns in a game, rookie: 3 (2014, Week 15 vs. Redskins) 

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Cleveland Browns

The Giants traded him to the Cleveland Browns in March 2019. 

Career Highlights

3 times Pro Bowl (2014, 2015, 2016)

Second-team All-Pro (2015), (2016)

AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2014)

PFWA Rookie of the Year (2014)

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NFL records

Fastest to reach 100 career receptions (14 games)

Fastest to reach 150 career receptions (21 games)

Fastest to reach 200 career receptions (30 games)

Fastest to reach 250 career receptions (38 games) 

Fastest to reach 3,000 career receiving yards (30 games)

Fastest to reach 3,500 career receiving yards (35 games) 

Fastest to reach 4,000 career receiving yards (42 games, tied with Lance Alworth) 

Fastest to reach 3,500 career receiving yards (35 games) 

Fastest to reach 4,000 career receiving yards (42 games, tied with Lance Alworth) 

Fastest to reach 5,000 career receiving yards (54 games) 

Most games with 125+ receiving yards in first three seasons (13) 

Most receiving yards in first two NFL seasons: 2,744 

Most receptions in the first 15 games of career: 110 

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Most consecutive games with 90+ receiving yards: 9 (2014, tied with Michael Irvin) 

Most consecutive games with 130+ receiving yards, 1+ touchdown: 4 (tied with Patrick Jeffers and Calvin Johnson) 

Most games with 10+ receptions, rookie, season: 4 

Most games with 10+ receptions, 100+ receiving yards, rookie, season: 4 

Most games with 10+ receptions, 100+ receiving yards, 1+ touchdown reception, season: 4 (tied with Torry Holt) 

Most games with 125+ receiving yards, rookie, season: 6 

Most receptions at home, rookie, season: 52 

Most receiving yards in any calendar month, rookie: 606 yards (December 2014) 

Highest average receiving yards per game, rookie, season: 108.8 

Only player in NFL history to have 1,300+ receiving yards while playing in 12 or fewer games in a season 

The only rookie in NFL history to have 10+ receptions in consecutive games

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Who is Odell Beckham Jr Dating?

Odell Beckham has maintained a low profile regarding his personal life. He was romantically linked with Amber Rose in 2015 and Zendaya and Khloe Kardashian in 2016. He was also rumored to be dating Bella Hadid in 2016 but neither of them has confirmed the rumor.  

He has over 13.4 million followers on his Instagram account. 

How tall is Odell Beckham Jr.?

Odell Beckham Jr. stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 198 lbs i.e. 90 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 45 inches, biceps size of 15.5 inches, and a waist size of 36.5 inches. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black. He dyes his hair blonde.

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What is Odell Beckham Jr Net Worth?

Odell Beckham Jr. earns from his professional NFL career. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. He signed the largest endorsement in NFL history with Nike worth $25 million for five years in May 2017. The deal can be pushed up to an eight-year worth $48 million if Beckham meets all of his incentives. He also has sponsorship deals with Head & Shoulders, Foot Locker, and Lenovo. His net worth is estimated at $25 million. 

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