Odell Beckham Junior is a famous American football player, playing on the position of wide receiver, currently as a team member of the New York Giants. NY Giants are a part of the NFL, a world known National Football league.
He was born on November 5,1992 in Baton Rouge in the State of Louisiana. He was raised in a very happy surrounding, together with his sister Jasmine and a brother Kordell. His childhood was great, as he says, because his parents gave him multiple opportunities to get involved into sport.
He went to Isidore Newman School in Louisiana’s capital of New Orleans. He soon became one of the top athletes at his school. There is not a sport that he hasn’t tried and he was great in all of them: Football, basketball, running… He tried them all but eventually he realized that he was best in football. He found football relaxing and liked the attention he got in the school for being the best player on the team.
It seems that Odell has sports in his blood: his father , also named Odell (but senior), was a runner at Louisiana State University, and his mother, Heather (Van Norman) was an All-American track runner at the same university. She was a very popular field coach at the Nicholls University.
Both of them were great athletes and they showed Odell how to become one of the greatest athletes in Louisiana. They always helped him to get involved into the best team available since they were very happy their child is taking their steps. He says he is very thankful for all of the money they were paying for his trainings.
During his schooling, he collected over 40 passes and ten touchdowns, which was a great accomplishment for a junior. In his senior play, he got up to 50 catches and 19 touchdowns, breaking the school record. Not only was he popular amongst his teammates who found him a true inspiration, but he was also very popular in his school overall. Everybody knew who he was.
He was also exceptional at basketball, where he was chosen for both junior and senior selection in his district. He says basketball was a great way to spend his extra energy, but he never saw himself being a player for life. As an athlete, he exceled in jumping and sprinting, and even won a silver medal in long-jump at his school.
It was not surprising that scouts were very interested in him, and in the end, he chose Louisiana State University as the one to continue his sports career by getting a free scholarship.
In 2011 he joined the US Army All-American Bowl which is held in San Antonio every year. His mother claims that he was very excited because he thought that he may actually suceed in being a professional one day.
His first college year brought him the title of The Freshman All Southern Conference selection. This gave a push to his upcoming career in sports.
In 2013, he and his team mate Jarvis Landry formed a wide receiver duo which became one of the best duos ever in that region. People loved them because they were media-friendly and likeable.
He received his bachelor degree from Louisiana State University in 2014, but decided he will dedicate to sports anyway.
At his senior season, he decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, where he was selected by The New York Giants in the first pick and it wasn’t long after that he signed a contract with them.
The rookie season hasn’t started best for him, since he injured himself and missed all preseason, but in October 2014 he had his debut against Atlanta Falcons where he showed off his great talent. He says that the fact that he couldn’t play preseason motivated him to be better later.
He was one of the rare rookies who broke records for consecutive playing with the number over 90 receiving yards in only one season. He was really determined to become famous and well-known.
At the end of the same year he broke almost every team record and an NFL record with the best numbers for touchdowns, receiving yards and catches.
He broke a record from 1985 by scoring 185 receiving yards in season 2014. He also became the first rookie for The New York Giants to make the Pro Bowl game.
It was a very big accomplishment since it was later found out that he had two injuries and still decided to play with them… His doctor wasn’t so happy because recovery he had to get later had to last longer and be more invasive.
In 2015 he was named to be the No.1 Offensive Rookie of the Year.
At the beginning of the first season he earned a suspention due to breaking safety rules on one match.
In 2016, he had an extremely good year, scoring very high and being the Pro Bowl selection for the third time in a row.
He is currently lead by a well known managment company named Elite Athlete Management.
It is known that he dated a lot of girls, some of them are very famous.
He dated Amber Rose, an American model, actress and a designer, in 2015. Their relationship was very known to media because all of the problems the duo was making.
The next year he was seen in the company of an actress and a dancer Zendaya, but she claims that they were never much more than friends.
Their relationship hasn’t lasted long, because the same year he started dating a reality TV star Khloe Kardashian. This eventually brought him a huge amount of fame since the Kardashian family is always in the spotlight.
Full name: Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr.
Nick name: OBJ
Date of birth: November 5, 1992
Birth place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Occupation: American football wide receiver
Education: Isidore Newman School, Louisiana State University
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Father name: Odell Beckham Sr.
Mother name: Heather Van Norman
Brother name: Kordell
Sister name: Jasmine
Marital status: single
Sexual Orientation: straight
Hobbies: listening to music from drake, watching games
Pet own: few dogs
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Hair Color: Dblack (sometimes he changes colour into blonde)
Eye color: Brown
Shoe Size: NA
Measurements: 45-15.5-36.5 in
Distinctive Features: tattoos
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $8 million
Interesting Facts about Odell Beckham
When he has some free time, he picks up his younger brother Kornell from school in his brand new Rolls-Royce. His brother is also a rising football star and he wants to encourage him by showing what stuff he could get if he works hard for them.
He is an ambassador for a lot of world known companies and gets endorsements from Head & Shoulders, NFL Fantasy Football, Foot Locker, Nike, and many more.
He had an acting role in the TV series Code Black in 2016. He starred himself in it. Odell said that his acting was very good in his opinion and he would love to get more chances to act every now and then.
Beckham claims that he would one day like to make a movie about himself that shows a lot about his childhood, a lot about his path to success and a lot about his daily life. He says that he finds producing a lot of fun and he thinks he’d be good at it.
Odell is a famous American football player, known for his fast raising career and his relationships with famous models and actresses. His estimated net worth is $8 million.