16 Little-Known Things About Odell Beckham Jr. That Make Him Awesome

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Call him “Spider-Man” or “ODB,” but whatever you do, just know that Odell Beckham, Jr. is the future of the NFL.

Odell Beckham Jr. is officially a household name after making the catch of the century Sunday night against the Cowboys, and to say that it caught America by surprise is an understatement.

However, this is something about Beckham that people in New York have learned quickly in the past few months — and something folks down in Louisiana have known for years.

There’s more to know about the 22-year-old star than just circus catches and touchdowns. Here are 16 little-known things about Odell Beckham that help you find out what make him the best of the bunch.

Odell is from New Orleans and was born in 1992.


Life is what you make it. Everybody dies but not everybody lives.... #RoyalLiving #Blessed @mvo_juice14

Odell Beckham Jr(@iam_objxiii)发的照片 ·7月 7, 2014 at 3:49下午 PDT

When he was just 4, he promised his mother he would play in the NFL.

In an interview with the New York Post, Odell recalled a scene from his childhood,

“My mom told me when I was 4 years old… I was outside playing, she came outside and said, ‘What are you doing?’ I looked in her eye and told her I was practicing for Sundays. She said the way I said it, she had no choice but to believe it.”

At 5’11” and 198 pounds, he can catch everything in sight.

Of course, he practices one-handed grabs before every game.

He played basketball, baseball and soccer as a child before ever football.


#TBT I've came a long way... To say I made it just isn't enough #Blessed #Royal #GodsSon

Odell Beckham Jr(@iam_objxiii)发的照片 ·7月 7, 2014 at 8:09下午 PDT

He even had the chance to make the US National Soccer Team at age 14.

He went to Isidore Newman in New Orleans, the same high school that Peyton and Eli Manning also attended.

He went to college at LSU, where his father played running back in the 90s and his mother ran track.

Even then, he was making one-handed catches.

He was drafted as the twelfth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

He got straight to work with his new quarterback while still in school.

It came much to the delight of his father, Odell Beckham, Sr.


Words just don't do justice ... Happy Father's Day @odbsr33

Odell Beckham Jr(@iam_objxiii)发的照片 ·6月 6, 2014 at 3:10下午 PDT

His touchdown dance is known as “whipping.”


I love this game ... Nothing like it #wayyyUpp #Royal

iam_objxiii(@Odell Beckham Jr)发的视频 ·11月 11, 2014 at 4:36上午 PST

Even some of his fiercest opponents respect his game.

They’re even begging him for a jersey swap.


It's nothing but respect ... #RRR #X @dezbryant

Odell Beckham Jr(@iam_objxiii)发的照片 ·10月 10, 2014 at 11:14上午 PDT

But Odell isn’t going anywhere.


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