Odell Beckham Jr
@Football Wide Receiver, Family and Childhood
Odell Beckham Jr
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Odell Beckham is great friends with David Alaba, a Bayern Munich star player and Odell has mentioned that he is among his favourite contemporary footballers.
Odell is a public figure and he feels no hesitance in opening up about his personal life to media and his fans. He supposedly had a long term affair with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, and they both were seen together in numerous events holding hands.
He has also been linked with Amber Rose and Zendaya. However, talking about his current relationship status, he maintains that he is dating no one.
Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. was born on 5th November 1992 in Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA, to Heather Van Norman and Odell Beckham Sr. His parents also happened to be accomplished athletes back in their time along with his stepdad Derek Mills. He is eldest of the three Beckham kids; he has a younger brother Kordell, and a sister Jasmine.
He attended Isidore Newman High school in New Orleans, but his attendance was never remarkable in the classrooms. As a child, Odell was quite fascinated with the world of sports and was often seen on the basketball court and track.
His parent’s close association with sports and the ‘athletic vibes’ in their house compelled little Odell to take up a career in sports. His father was at LSU, where he played running back while his mother, also at LSU was a famed track runner.
Odell has mentioned that as a kid, he was quite athletic and his parents brought him up in a ‘sporty manner’ and that is precisely where he gets his thunderous self confidence from.
Odell Beckham started his football career at the college level while studying in the Louisiana State University, playing for the football team. As a freshman, Odell gave the first glimpse of his talent by ending up with two touchdowns, and 41 receptions for 475 yards and earned himself a freshman all*SEC selection.
His sophomore year was no less eventful and he carried forward his phenomenal form, starting 12 of the 13 total games. As a junior in 2013, he along with Jarvis Landry formed one of the most brilliant wide receiver duos, which is still termed as one of the best catches in the history of major college league in United States of America.
In 2013, Odell was awarded with the Paul Hornug award, which is given annually to the best player in the major college football league. He finally said goodbye to the 2013 season with thrilling 57 receptions and eight touchdowns and later, was selected to play for the New York Giants in the big leagues, the NFL.
Odell missed a major chunk of his first season as a professional footballer due to the hamstring injury and when he finally made his first appearance in the fifth match against Atlanta Falcons, he recorded four receptions and one touchdown, which was an achievement considering it was his first game.
Odell carried on with his form in the remaining matches and achieved a celebrity status among the sport fans. He was at the ultimate high during the regular season finale match against Philadelphia Eagles where he recorded 185 receiving yards, a career high for him and set the record for any rookie player performing this way in the history of the franchise.
For the 2015 Pro Bowl, Odell was the first alternate and became the first Giants rookie wide receiver in the franchise’s history. After the Pro Bowl match, he revealed that he was unhealthy during most part of the 2014 season and was never quite fully recovered while playing.
Odell became one of the most looked after player after the 2014 season and many sportswriters appreciated his techniques, naming him one of the most influential rookies in the history of the franchise. Madden NFL 16, the coveted magazine dedicated to the sport, features Odell on the cover making him the youngest player to have blessed with the honour.
2015 season turned out to be good for Odell, but not without a little roadblocks. He got involved in multiple confrontations with Josh Norman from Carolina Panthers and Odell was suspended from one game afterwards. He ended the season by climbing up to 10th spot in the NFL rankings.