Selected by the New York Giants in the first round (12th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft…Traded to the Cleveland Browns on March. 13, 2019. Selected to three Pro Bowls (2014-16). Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014. Named second team All-Pro in 2015 and 2016. NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6 in 2016. Named NFL Rookie of the Month in November and December 2014. Voted NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week in Week 12 in 2014.


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Odell Beckham Jr.                  

  • Eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in five of his six seasons, missing only 2017, when ankle injuries limited him to four games.
  • Paired with WR Jarvis Landry (1,174) in 2019 to become first WR duo in Browns history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Six years earlier, Beckham (1,152 yards) and Landry (1,193 yards) became the first pair of LSU WRs with 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.
  • Recorded career-long 89-yard TD reception on Sept. 16, 2019, the fourth-longest passing play in Browns history.
  • Reached 6,000 career receiving yards in his 67th game in Week 9, 2019, the third-fastest ever to accomplish feat (HOFer Lance Alworth, 62; Julio Jones, 64).
  • The first player in NFL history to record at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first three years.
  • Recorded 4,122 yards from 2014-16, the second-highest total in any player's first three NFL seasons.
  • Recorded 12 touchdown catches as a rookie in 2014, 13 in 2015 and 10 in 2016, becoming the fifth player in history with double-digit scoring receptions in each of his first three seasons, joining HOFers Bob Hayes, John Jefferson, Randy Moss and New England TE Rob Gronkowski.
  • Recorded at least two receptions in 75 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Landry, 95).
  • Was the first Giant to reach the Pro Bowl each of his first three seasons since Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Lawrence Taylor from 1981-83.
  • In 2018, became the first player in 94 years to record multiple games with a touchdown pass and a receiving touchdown in a single season.
  • In 2016, became the first WR to lead the Giants in scoring since 1967.
  • His leaping, one-handed 43-yard touchdown catch against Dallas on Nov. 23, 2014, was selected as the Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year from 20 moments voted on by NFL fans.
  • His 108.8-yard average in 2014 was an NFL rookie record, topping the old mark of 105.2 set by Bill Groman in 1960.


  • Attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, La.
  • Father, Odell Beckham Sr., played RB at LSU from 1989-92.
  • Mother, Heather Van Norman, was an All-American track runner at LSU from 1991-93, during which time she helped lead the Lady Tigers to five national championships. She was a member of two NCAA Indoor titles in 1991 and 1993 and three straight NCAA Outdoor titles from 1991-93. She left LSU as a six-time All-American and captured three individual NCAA titles as a member of LSU's relay teams during her senior season in 1993.
  • Majored in human movement fitness at LSU.
  • Earned a try-out for the US National soccer team when 13 years old.

Beyond Football

  • Part of a viral video with other NFL stars to underscore the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Started a fundraiser for the movement by selling "I Still Can't Breathe" shirts with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Serves as an ambassador for NFL Academy in London for high school student athletes. The academy opened in September 2019 and gives student athletes aged 16-18 in the UK a chance to play American football and work in the sport in various capacities.
  • Hosted a Make A Wish visit almost every home weekend during the season, inviting a child and their family to join him for Saturday walk through, along with a catch after practice, followed by the opportunity to be honored on the field during the game on Sunday, a tradition he started during his time with the Giants.
  • After their football program was dissolved in 2010, Chaney High School (Youngstown, Ohio) brought back football in 2019. To help celebrate their return, Beckham surprised the whole team after a practice and donated cleats for the entire program.
  • In December 2019, donated a supply of 100 fleece blankets to Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Ohio's largest homeless shelter.
  • Hosted the Citi Odell Beckham, Jr. Football ProCamp in Strongville, Ohio.
  • Wore cleats in support of Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) for My Cause, My Cleats. ARF is a no-time-limit animal shelter that rescues stray and homeless animals.