Five Things You May Not Know About Odell Beckham Jr.

The New York Giants have been known for many years for having a pound it out running game that can wear down its opponents. That changed the day Odell Beckham Jr. came to town to combine his amazing athleticism with quarterback Eli Manning. Beckham features incredible speed and crisp route running, along with some of the surest hands the game of football has ever seen, and has really turned himself into a once in a generation type of pass catcher.

Here are five things you may not know about Odell Beckham Jr.:

High School Ties

Odell Beckham Jr. attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Other notable names to attend the same school include former Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson, NBA player Randy Livingston, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and author Christopher Rice.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s Jersey Number

Odell Beckham Jr. wears jersey number 13 for the New York Giants. Players who have worn that number for the team include Ramses Barden, Dave Jennings, Danny Kanell, and Kurt Warner.

Rookie Of The Year!

Odell Beckham Jr. won the Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2014. The award was first given out in 1967 and he was the first New York Giants player to win it.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s First Touchdown

The first touchdown reception of Odell Beckham Jr.’s NFL career came in the fourth quarter of Week 5 in the 2014 season. It was good from 15 yards out and was thrown to him by Eli Manning.

The Long Ball!

Odell Beckham Jr. has caught at least one touchdown pass of 75 yards or longer in each of his first three NFL seasons. He caught an 80 yarder in a win over the Rams in 2014, an 87 yarder in a loss to the Patriots in 2015, an 84 yarder in a win over the Dolphins in 2015, and a 75 yarder in a win over the Ravens in 2016.

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