10 Facts You Didn't Know About Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. Is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. Here's the 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Odell Beckham Jr.!
10. Odell Beckham Jr. and The Mannings went to the same High School
Beckham went to Isidore Newman High School, in Louisiana. But another interesting fact is that so did the Mannings. Yes, those Mannings. Cooper, Peyton, and Eli.
But what does this have to do with Odell, you ask?
Because they certainly didn’t play together. All of the Mannings are older than Odell. And although Odell and Eli did share the field in New York, this references a commonality between Odell and Cooper.
Beckham and the eldest of the Manning brothers are the only two in the history of Isidore Newman football to have 1000-yard seasons.
9. He’s a diva.
We know this. But what makes his antics different from most, is he never seems to learn when to say “when.” Especially when it comes to the nets kickers use to practice kicks on the sidelines with.
Sure, acting out of emotion when having a bad day is part of the human element, but, Odell has had three separate incidents with the kicking net. Three. Come on OBJ!
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8. Odell Beckham Jr. being traded to the Browns reunites him with his college teammate Jarvis Landry.
The two were partners on and off the field at LSU, and once again will lineup on the same team in Cleveland. The two met in high school, but were teammates first in Baton Rouge, and their impact on the field was astounding.
Their quarterback, Zach Mettenberger, had 3,000 yards passing their senior year, and Odell and Jarvis accounted for over two-thirds of it and 18 touchdowns.
7. Odell Beckham Jr. was the fastest player to reach 200 catches and 4000 yards.
And it wasn’t even close. It took him 30 games to reach 200 catches. That was three games into his third year.
Nine games later he eclipsed the 4000-yard mark. Nobody has done that in less than four seasons.
6. Odell Beckham Jr. claims a ton of high-end A-list celebrities as his friends.
The list includes his idol David Beckham, Drake, Beyoncé, James Corden, LeBron James, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande.
Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande have a song together titled “Bed”, and Odell was featured in the music video.
5. Odell Beckham Jr.’s Tattoos
Beckham is almost completely covered in tattoos. We can see that from a distance. What we can’t see is what the tattoos are. Most of them are faces of the people he admires.
The list ranges from Martin Luther King Jr., Allen Iverson-in his iconic step over Ty Lue, Malcolm X, Michael Jackson, Mohammed Ali, President Obama, Tupac, Lil Wayne, and the Joker portrayed by late actor Heath Ledger.
He has a new hand tattoo that is in a crossword pattern that reads “God made you different” which goes down his hand and onto his ring finger, and “Know your worth” which goes across the back of his hand.
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4. Odell Beckham Jr.’s Charity Work
Professional athletes make a ton of money. Not all of them do much with their money, from a philanthropic point of view. Odell Beckham Jr., however, does.
Donations to Make-A-Wish, cancer research, relief aid, and others are how OBJ uses his platform and wealth to make a difference.
He donated over $500,000 to Louisiana victims of flooding in 2016, and he also donated $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey victims. He also continuously donates to foundations that feed the hungry.
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3. Odell Beckham Jr.’s Endorsements
Part of that money he is able to contribute comes from endorsements.
In 2017, OBJ signed one of the highest endorsement deals with Nike for $25 million over 5 years. With clauses and escalators, the deal could end up being for 8 years, $48 million.
Not to mention that no wide receiver in the NFL will make as much this year as he will, there’s a lot to go around.
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2. Odell Beckham Jr. And Josh Norman fight
We have already talked about some of the off-the-field behavior issues Odell has, but we haven't mentioned one of the biggest. Until now.
His name is Josh Norman. The feud with the cornerback for the Washington Redskins started when Norman played in Carolina.
A pregame fight escalated when a member of the Panthers practice squad wielded a baseball bat.
Words were exchanged, and on-the-field scuffles happened between Beckham and Norman. This bled over to postgame interviews where the two threw verbal jabs at each other.
After Norman went to play in Washington, a division rival of OBJ’s Giants, the taunting and smack talk just got worse. The back-and-forth got to the point of homophobic slurs, and rumors that Beckham is gay, a topic which we will be addressing next.
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1. Odell Beckham Jr.’s Love Life
Odell Beckham Jr.’s love life has been one filled with speculations and rumors. Including the one that he was supposedly gay, and another that stated he doesn’t date black women.
Some of these stories are just impossible to follow, but what we do know is that he has been linked to the likes of Khloe Kardashian, Greek model and fashion designer Polyxeni Ferfeli, Amber Rose, singer Naveah Jolie, supermodel Bella Hadid, French model Laura Cuenca, and now the alleged current girlfriend is Instagram model Lauren Wood.
The two have been spotted out together on numerous dates, and vacation sites, so, seems pretty credible.