Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. was born on 5 November 1992, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a famous American football player. His parents were athletes too and, practically, Odell Beckham Jr. was born with “hyper-athletic genes”. The other advantage of Odell it was that he grown up in the middle of this sporty life, learning what it means this activity and the requirements necessaires to become a successful athlete.
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Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr.’s parents were Odell Beckham Sr. and Heather Van Norman. His father, Odell Beckham Sr., played football too and he was a starting running back at LSU and his mother, Heather Van Norman, was an All-American track runner performing at LSU too. Odell Beckham Jr. inherited the passion for football from his father and the speed from his mother. Odell has two younger siblings, a brother (Kordell) and a sister (Jasmine).
Odell Beckham Jr. started his career in sport at an early age while he was attending Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. During years spent to finalize his studies at Isidore Newman School, Odell played football, basketball and track. In football, Odell performed as wide receiver, quarterback, running back, and cornerback and participated at the Greenies.
During school years at Isidore Newman School, Odell performed also in basketball and excelled in sprinting and jumping sport too. In 2010, in the long jump event 2010 Newman Invitational, he took the silver performing a career-best leap of 6.83 meters. Odell participated also at the 2010 LA 2A State Meet where he won the sixth-place in 200-meter dash having a PR time of 22.31 seconds and, in the long jump, with a leap of 6.71 meters. In 2011, having four years of performance, Odell became part of team of U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Rivals.com and Scout.com rated Odell as the No. 6 wide receiver and as the No. 40 player in the nation.
When Odell had to choose which University to attend, he followed his parents step and chose Louisiana State University even he had many other offers as the ones from Ole Miss, Nebraska, Tulane, and Tulsa.
During LSU years, Odell was remarked as being one of the most dynamic football players from LSU history. Odell earned this reputation through his hard work and very good games. In 2013, he won the Paul Hornung Award – the award for the most versatile player in major college football. In same year, Odell led the SEC and ranked No 2 in the nation in all-purpose yards having an average of 178.1 yards per game.
In 2014, Odell is enrolling in 2014 NFL Draft and is selected by the New York Giants, signing a contract with them on 19 May 2014. Odell’s debut in New York Giants team was on 5 October 2014 against the Atlanta Falcons. In that game, Odell had four receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown. During 2014 season, Odell with his team, the Giants, played also against the Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks or Dallas Cowboys.
In December 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. took down and set a new record for NFL rookies with over 90 receiving yards in seven straight games and also for most ever receptions by an NFL rookie in a seven-game span. He was named the Offensive Rookie of the Year and social media described him also as “one of the most influential rookies in the history of the franchise”.
Odell Beckham Jr. kept his performance in sport and next 2 years ( 2015 and 2016) were also successful, Odell being the Pro Bow Selection for three years consecutive.
In 2017, Odell had a fractured left ankle and he suffered a surgery intervention in order to repair the fracture. In same year, Odell signed the five-year contract with the Giants.
In 2018 season, once recovered, Odell Beckham Jr. continued to play and to have good results as always.
In the personal life, Odell Beckham Jr. is very active on social media sites, loves the Italian food and likes the romantic comedies, one of his favorite films being “Lady in the Tramp”. His best friend is David Alaba, star player at Bayern Munich.
Odell Beckham Jr. is very careful with his aspect – experimenting new clothing, hairstyles and beard designs. Odell Beckham Jr. became a fashion icon by wearing often clothes from famous designers.
Odell Beckham Jr. is involved also in charity activities. He is supporting the organizations for breast cancer research and veteran outreach. Odell is involved also in “Make A Wish Foundation” which is helping that the children’s dreams come true.
Odell Beckham Jr. is very open with the media also in the aspects related love relationship. Odell declared that, at this moment, has no relationship. In the past, there were rumors of his relations with Amber Rose, Zendaya or Khloe Kardashian (reality TV star).
Odell Beckham Jr.’s relation with Khloe Kardashian was a long one, they were being seen together at numerous events.
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- Full Name : Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr.
- Nickname : Odell Beckham Jr.
- Occupation: American football player
- Age: 26 years old
- Date of Birth: 5 November 1992
- Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
- Gender: Male
- Star: Scorpio
- Eye color: Dark brown
- Hair color: Black
- Nationality: American
Odell Beckham Body Measurements
- Height in feet: 5 ft 11 inches
- Height in cm: 180 cm
- Weight in kg: 90 kg
- Weight in pounds: 198 lbs
- Measurements: 45-36.5-45
- Parents: Odell Beckham Sr. and Heather Van Norman
- Siblings: one brother (Kordell) and one sister (Jasmine)
- Children: none
- Dating/Girlfriend: none