Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr., also widely known as OBJ, is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beckham played college football at nearby Louisiana State University, and was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick. Since entering the NFL, Beckham has been one of the most productive and popular players, but he has drawn media scrutiny for his conduct on and off the playing field. Beckham started the 2012 BCS National Championship Game in his first year playing for the LSU Tigers, and won the Paul Hornung Award following his junior season in 2013. In his first season with the New York Giants, Beckham broke numerous NFL rookie receiving records, despite missing the first four games of the season due to injury.
|Date of birth:||November 5, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|High school:||Isidore Newman School, (New Orleans, Louisiana)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 1/ Pick: 12|
|Twitter:||Odell Beckham Jr.'s Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Odell Beckham Jr.'s Facebook profile|
About Odell Beckham Jr.
Wide receiver who was selected 12th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He was named the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year and in 2015, he became the fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 100 career receptions, 14 games into his career. In 2019, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns.
He was an every position kind of player at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana, playing wide receiver, quarterback, running back, and cornerback.
He was a 2013 Second-Team All-SEC selection with the LSU Tigers and also received the 2013 Paul Hornung Award, presented to the most versatile player in the nation. In a game against UAB in 2013, he returned a field goal 109 yards for a touchdown, setting an NCAA record.
His father was a running back for LSU while his mother was a track runner there. He has a younger brother named Kordell and a sister named Jasmine.
He was paired with Jarvis Landry as a dynamic wide receiver duo at LSU.
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