Odell Beckham Jr
Odell Beckham Jr is an American footballer as well as a wide receiver. He has played for popular National Football League(NFL) teams. He has had a keen interest in playing football from a very early age and played or practiced in school with his mates for hours.
Odell got drafted by the New York Giants(NYG) during the 2014 NFL draft due to his breathtaking skills and good hold over the game. However, he played for Louisiana State University and was chosen as the 12th player by the team. With the passing of the years, he confirmed his place on the team and was one of the most successful and productive players. He has been one of the most prolific and popular players in the NFL since his debut. So, now let’s discuss him in the article.
A brief bio of Odell Beckham Jr
He was born on 5th November 1992, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. As for his education, he attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans and then moved to Louisiana State University to pursue his higher studies. However, his football career started at the college level. Odell has a deep passion for sports and spends most of his time on the track and the basketball court.
Odell Beckham Jr was born and brought up in a sports background family. He was the son of Heather Van Norman, and Odell Beckham Sr. Odell’s parents were good athletes in their times. Beckham is the oldest of his three siblings. His motivation to pursue a career in sports was due to his parent’s enthusiasm. Odell’s father was a running back for the LSU Tigers, and his mother was a track star at the university. Later, he married Lauren Wood and had a child named Zayn.
Odell Beckham Jr made his debut in football when he was a student at Louisiana State University. While in school, he played as the wide receiver, quarterback, running back, and cornerback. In the US, he was rated as the number 6 wide receiver and the number 40 high school football player. The most important fact is he showed his brilliance by catching 41 catches for 475 yards and two touchdowns. After 2011, 2012, and 2013 he decided to forgo his senior season and entered the 2014 NFL Draft.
In 2014, he was selected by the New York Giants with the 12th overall pick. On 19th May 2014, he signed a four-year contract with the Giants. Although he signed a four-year contract, he missed a substantial amount of his first season due to a hamstring injury, but in his first game, he had four receptions and one touchdown. Odell very quickly became a household name among sports enthusiasts.
Odell Beckham Jr has several endorsements with major brands such as Nike, Head & Shoulders, Dunkin Donuts, ROAR sports drink, Lenovo, EA Sports, Steiner Sports, and Foot Locker.
Lesser known facts about Odell Beckham Jr.
According to Odell, his favorite contemporary footballer is a friend as well as a star of Bayern Munich, David Alaba. The most important fact is that he never hesitates to reveal his personal details to his supporters and the media. The footballer was often seen holding hands with Khloe Kardashian as he has a long-term relationship with her. According to sources, he is very much fond of Italian foods.
As of now, Odell Beckham Jr has a net worth of $40 million. His annual salary from NFL is $15 million.
Odell Beckham Jr is not only a great footballer but also a quiet philanthropist. From an early age, he had a deep love for sports, and in a very short time, he has been in the public eye; that is exactly what he did.