Five Fun Facts You May or May Not Have Known About Odell Beckham Jr.

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Straight Facts On Odell Beckham Jr.!

Odell Beckham Jr. has become a household name, on and off of the football field.

After attending Louisiana State University and playing with the college’s team, the LSU Tigers, Beckham was drafted 12th overall by the New York Giants in the 2014 NFL Draft. Oddly, his parents went to that very same school, where his mother ran track and his father served as a running back during the ’90s.

During his first season with the Giants, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native broke a number of NFL newbie records, including being crowned the first player to record more than 75 receptions, 1,100 yards, and 10 touchdowns and obtain the most average receiving yards per game.

Solidifying his spot even more, in 2016, Odell Beckham Jr. was even deemed the fastest player in NFL history to reach both 200 career receptions and 4,000 career receiving yards. That same year, along with recording his first 100-reception season, Beckham also made the playoffs, after helping the Giants to an 11-5 season record. He was then named to the Pro-Bowl in three consecutive seasons and has held the title of a second-team All-Pro twice.

Since then, of course, he’s seen many more accomplishments.

As of August 2018, the widely-known wide receiver signed a five-year $95-million-dollar contract extension with the New York Giants.

Clearly, it’s been win after win for Mr. Odell Beckham Jr., and he’s not done just yet.

Let’s take a look at five fun facts you may or may not have known about the now-26-year-old.


He went to high school in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Beckham went to Isidore Newman High School–a private, college preparatory school in the uptown section of the Big Easy–where he was a letterman in football, baseball, and track. Peyton and Eli Manning both attended Isidore as well.


He considers himself a foodie

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A way to a man’s heart is certainly through his stomach, well, at least, for O. He’s expressed his love for food on several occasions, but we don’t think there’s anything he obsesses over more than his father’s famous chicken casserole. It has also been reported that he’s a sucker of Italian dishes.


He takes pride in his style

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‘Dell gives ’em hell with his sense of style. He knows it; everyone knows it. In a previous interview, he stated that he’s actually his own fashion icon, and he enjoys experimenting with different looks. So far, he’s been doing a pretty good job.


He’s a jokester

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If you’ve been watching OBJ for quite some time, or even following, you’ve definitely gotten a glimpse of his silly side. From his infamous stadium dances to comical social media posts, the laughs are never too far away.


Romance movies are sort of his thing

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Contrary to popular belief, men can get sappy, too. Odell has stated that Disney’s Lady in the Tramp cartoon film is actually one of his favorite romance flicks. Sporty, sexy, and sentimental? Ladies, it’s a husband.


What are some cool things you know about Odell Beckham Jr.? Don’t hesitate to share them in the comments!

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