[2015] Kolby Franks: Odell Beckham Jr

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[2015] Kolby Franks: Odell Beckham Jr

He attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In football, he played wide receiver, quarterback, running back, and cornerback. As a junior, he caught 45 passes for 743 yards and 10 touchdowns, while also adding three more scores on the ground. As a senior, he hauled in 50 catches for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdowns, joining Cooper Manning as the only two players in school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. In addition, he rushed for 331 yards and six touchdowns, passed for 90 yards and a score and also averaged 30.0 yards per punt return.[2] He was named to the Times Picayune 2011 Blue-Chip list and to the Louisiana 2A All-State first team as a wide receiver, while he also earned District 9-2A Offensive MVP honors and a spot on The Advocate’s Super Dozen.[3]

Fastest to reach 100 career receptions (14 games)[40]Most receptions in first 15 games of career:110[40]Most consecutive games with 90+ receiving yards: 9, 2014, tying Michael Irvin[41]Most consecutive games with 130+ receiving yards, 1+ TD: 4, tying Patrick Jeffers and Calvin Johnson[42]Most games with 10+ receptions, Rookie, Season: 4Most games with 10+ receptions, 100+ receiving yards, Rookie, Season: 4

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Odell Cornelius Beckham Jr., is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Born: November 5, 1992 (age 22), Baton Rouge, LAHeight: 6' 0"

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As a true freshman at LSU in 2011, Beckham started nine of 14 games, recording 41 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns. He was named a freshman All-SEC selection.[7] As a sophomore in 2012, he started 12 of 13 games. He finished first on the team in receiving yards with 713 and second in receptions with 43. As a junior in 2013, he combined with Jarvis Landry to form one of the best wide receiver duos in college football.[8][9] In the 2013 game against UAB, Beckham returned a failed field goal attempt for a record-long 109 yards and a touchdown (this record would be tied by Auburn's Chris Davis later that year). He was a first and second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[10] In his role as a wide receiver and return specialist, Beckham was named the winner of the 2013 Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in major college football.[11] He finished the season with 57 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns. After the season he entered the 2014 NFL Draft, where he was selected twelfth overall by the New York Giants.[12][13]

Odell Beckham Jr.

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