Odell Beckham is an NFL player who previously played as a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and now has signed a 1-year/$15 million deal with Baltimore Ravens.
He is one of the most famous and top football players and has broken several rookies and NFL records in his seven years of professional career.
He played for New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, and Los Angeles Rams in those 10 years.
The wide receiver won the Super Bowl LVI as part of the Rams, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals of the AFC.
Before diving into his professional and personal life, here are some quick facts about Odell Beckham.
|Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr.
|November 5, 1992
|Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
|OBJ, Odell Mysterio, ODB
|Odell Beckham Sr.
|Heather Van Norman
|2; Jasmine Beckham, Kordell Beckham
|Isidore Newman School; Louisiana State University
|31 Years Old
|5 ft 11 in / 1.80 m / 180 cm
|89 kg / 198 lb
|Lauren Wood (Lolo)
|1 Son; Zydn (02-17-2022)
|Position In team
|New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Baltimore Ravens
|Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
|Autographed Items, T-Shirt
Early Childhood & Education
Odell was born on November 5, 1992, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to parents Odell Beckham Sr. (father) and Heather Van Norman (mother).
He has two siblings; Jasmine Beckham (sister) and Kordell Beckham (brother).
His ethnicity is African-American, but it is unknown what religion he follows.
Odell comes from an athletic family. Beckham Sr. was a standout running back at Louisiana State University from 1989 to 1992.
His mother, Heather, was also a track runner at LSU. She had won indoor and outdoor 4x400m and the outdoor 4x100m relay in 1993.
Odell attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Besides, he received varsity letters for his exceptional football, basketball, and track performance.
Despite getting scholarships from several universities, he enrolled at LSU.
Age, Height, Physical Appearance
As of 2024, Odell is 31 years old, and since he was born on November 5, his zodiac sign is Scorpio.
He stands 1.80 meters tall and weighs approximately 198 pounds. His black hair and brown eyes compliment his muscular physique.
Odell Beckham has a thorough diet plan and ensures he eats enough and tries to consume healthy foods. However, he sometimes munches on Snickers bars, Sour Patch Kidz, and Cheez-Bits.
Additionally, he drinks coconut water due to his distaste for water. Odell also relies on EXOS fish oil and AM and PM multivitamin supplements.
He likes to eat creamy fettuccine Alfredo pasta dishes topped with sausage, chicken, shrimp, and lobster.
Odell Beckham trains with his trainer, Jamal Liggin, and his workout regimen consists of various exercises.
Well, his training may last 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the type of workout. His resistance workout consists of footwork exercises, tennis ball drills, and sprints.
He focuses on pullups, deadlifts, dumbbells, lunges, and many more for strength conditioning work out.
Furthermore, Odell is involved in Yoga and Pilates to work on his stretching and flexibility.
High School Career
Odell played wide receiver, quarterback, running back, and cornerback for the Greenies football team.
During his junior year, he caught 45 passes for 743 yards and ten touchdowns and added three more scores on the ground.
When he was a senior, he recorded 50 catches for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdowns and became one of the two players in the school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
During high school, he was an all-district selection in his junior and senior years in basketball and also played in the 2011 US Army All-American Bowl.
Odell debuted against the Oregon Ducks on September 3, 2011, and started nine of 14 games in his first year at LSU.
He scored his first college touchdown against West Virginia Mountaineers in a 52-yard reception from Jarrett Lee.
Overall, he finished the season second on the team with 41 receptions for 475 yards and tied for third with two receiving touchdowns.
Odell started 12 of 13 games for the Tigers in his sophomore year. He had his first college career punt return touchdown in a game against the North Texas Mean Green and his first college career game with over 100 yards against the Towson Tigers.
He finished first on the team in receiving yards with 713, second in receptions with 43 and third with two receiving touchdowns.
Beckham returned a failed field goal attempt for a record-long 109 yards and a touchdown in a match against UAB during his junior year.
On October 26, he scored a college career-high 204 yards and two touchdowns against Furman Paladins.
He was named the Paul Hornung Award winner for his exceptional performance as a wide receiver and return specialist, an award presented yearly to the most versatile player in major college football.
ODB finished the season with 57 receptions, 1,117 yards, and eight touchdowns.
He decided not to return to college for his senior year and entered the 2014 NFL Draft.
New York Giants
Odell was selected with the 12th overall pick by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year rookie contract on May 19, 2014.
He made his professional debut on October 5, 2014, against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5 after missing most of the training camp, preseason, and first four games because of a hamstring injury.
Odell recorded a one-handed touchdown reception, hailed as the “catch of the year,” on November 23, 2014, in a 31-28 loss against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame put the jersey he wore during his one-handed catch on display on December 8, 2014.
Since Odell scored at least 90 yards receiving in all five games in November, he set an NFL rookie record for a month and broke the rookie record.
He became the first NFL rookie with at least 12 catches, 140 yards, and three scores in a game with 143 receiving yards, 12 catches, and three touchdowns on December 14, 2014.
He tied for the most receptions in a game by a Giants rookie. Odell also eventually set an NFL rookie record and Giants record for recording over 90 receiving yards and most ever receptions in eight straight games.
In a game against Philadelphia Eagles, Odell recorded a career-high 185 receiving yards, the most by a rookie in franchise history.
He finished his rookie campaign with 91 receptions, 1,305 yards, and 12 touchdowns in 12 games.
Fines During His Time With The Giants
In a game against the Carolina Panthers during Week 15, Odell was involved in multiple confrontations with cornerback Josh Norman and was flagged for four penalties.
He was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL Disciplinary Committee on December 21, 2015, for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules.
The wide receiver finished the season with career-high of 1450 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
During Week 1 on September 17, Odell was fined $12,154 for a dance celebration. During Week 2 on September 25, he was fined $36,000 for a blindside hit.
He became the fastest player to record 200 receptions in only 30 games during Week 3. He started all 16 games and finished the season with 101 receptions, 1,367 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns.
Odell suffered an ankle sprain during the preseason and missed the season opener. He also suffered a fractured left ankle during Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers and was placed on an injured reserve.
He finished the season with 25 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns.
Giants Contract Extension
Odell signed a five-year/$90 million contract with the Giants on August 27, 2018, including $41 million guaranteed.
In Week 3, he became the player with the most receptions through his first 50 career games with 337 catches.
Besides, he became the fourth player to record a passing touchdown of at least 50 yards while having at least 100 receiving yards in the same game.
He became the first non-quarterback with multiple passing touchdowns in a season since Antwaan Randle El in 2010.
He finished the season with 77 receptions, 1,052 yards, six touchdowns, and threw two passes for touchdowns.
Odell was traded to the Cleveland Browns on March 13, 2019. In Week 4, during the third quarter, he punched Ravens’ cornerback Marlon Humphrey who in return choked Odell.
On October 5, 2019, Odell and Marlon were fined $14,037.
In Week 6, the NFL fined him $14,037 for a uniform violation. In Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he surpassed 1,000 receiving yards.
Odell caught four passes for 74 yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals during Week 2 on Thursday Night Football.
He suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 against the Bengals and left the game in the 1st quarter. Odell was once again placed on injured reserve on October 27, 2020.
ODB finished the season with 23 catches for 319 yards, three receiving touchdowns, three rushes for 72 yards, and a rushing touchdown in 7 games.
The team released Beckham on November 5, 2021.
Los Angeles Rams
The wide receiver signed a year deal worth $1.25 million on November 11, 2021, with the Rams.
In his first season, he appeared in 8 regular season games and recorded 44 receptions for 537 receiving yards with 5 touchdowns.
Odell scored his first career playoff touchdown in a Wild Card Game against the Arizona Cardinals on January 17, 2022.
In the NFC Championship Game, he caught nine passes for 113 yards against the San Francisco 49ers and helped his team to advance to Super Bowl LVI.
He scored the game’s first touchdown in a 23-20 win in the Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Beckham did not continue after a torn ACL injury in the second quarter.
His teammates ranked the wide receiver 90th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022.
Despite being unsigned by a team, Odell participated in Ram’s championship banner ceremony against the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium on September 8, 2022. Currently, the former Rams wide receiver is a free agent.
Rumors Of Chiefs Signing Odell Beckham Jr. For The Super Bowl LVII
After the Chiefs suffered injuries to their three wide receivers en route to the Super Bowl, many speculations were made about whether the Chiefs would sign the former Rams wide receiver before the title match.
However, the management of the Kansas City Chiefs made clear they were not signing the free agent and are comfortable with the players they have, despite the injuries.
In November 2022, Odell Beckham Jr. suggested the Chiefs could sign him at the right price via Twitter.
Maybe this was the reason; many speculated the Chiefs could sign the wide receiver without their three wide receivers before their big clash against the Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl.
However, Odell remained unsigned because of his injury.
According to sources, on 16 February 2023, Buffalo Bills shared an interest in signing Odell as an offensive in their team.
Adam Henry, the Buffalo Bills offensive coach, had worked with OBJ, so he could be the reason that the two might work together again.
Moreover, as per sources on 22 February, Baltimore Ravens also showed interest in OBJ for this season.
Todd Monken, coach of the Ravens, shared his admiration for OBJ because they worked together briefly with the Cleveland Browns.
Odell Beckham could be picked by the Dallas Cowboys, as they need offense.
Per reports on March 5, the Cowboys would like to revisit the situation in this off-season. The owner/president/general manager Jerry Jones discussed a variety of things, including the status of OBJ.
While he noted he shares the same level of interest in adding him to the team.
In the same manner, Minnesota Vikings are also interested in signing OBJ. This is not the only season they have an eye on him; the Vikings regarded him as an option last year.
Many teams are eying on him for this season; with his recovery, let’s see where he will end up.
Despite interests from different teams, OBJ agreed to 1-year/$15 million deal from Ravens on April 9, 2023.
Odell has been involved in several television productions. He has played himself in the television series Catching Odell, Code Black, and Ballers.
He also appeared in the music video ‘Flipmode’ by Fabolous, Velous, and Chris Brown in 2017.
And in the ‘Bed’ by Nicki Minaj featuring Ariana Grande in the following year.
In 2020, he was also featured in the ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ video by Drake featuring Lil Durk.
In May 2017, Odell signed the most significant endorsement contract in NFL history with Nike. The contract is for five years and is worth $25 million.
He also has endorsement deals with Head & Shoulders, Foot Locker, Lenovo, and Daniel Wellington.
As of 2024, Odell Beckham’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million.
Beckham’s average annual salary with the Rams was around $4.25 million, and his career earnings totals around $83 million.
Besides, Odell is also involved in charity and philanthropy works.
He has raised money and awareness over several topics, such as Cancer Research, feeding hungry Americans, damage done by Hurricane Harvey and severe floods, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Odell is romantically linked with Instagram personality, model, and actress Lauren Wood and has a son. The pair announced the birth of their son via Instagram on February 17, 2022.
Lauren ‘LoLo’ is a 30 years old model and actress widely featured on MTV’s improv comedy series Wild ‘n Out.
Before Odell, she was rumored to have a relationship with Floyd Mayweather and Eric Moreland.
Social Media Presence
The wide receiver Odell is frequently seen posting on his socials. He typically posts pictures of him during training sessions and snippets of moments with his son and family.
Twitter: 4.4m followers
Instagram: 16.9m followers
Facebook: 1.6m followers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Does Odell Beckham have a Super Bowl ring? Who is his agent?
Odell Beckham won the Super Bowl LVI with the Rams in 2021. Odell Beckham's agent is Zeke Sandhu.
Whom is Odell Beckham Jr. married to?
Odell is currently unmarried and is dating model Lauren Wood.
What is Odell Beckham's career stat like?
Odell Beckham maintains a career statistic of 7,367 receiving yards, 531 receptions, and 56 receiving touchdowns.
What is Odell Beckham's haircut called?
Odell Beckham's haircut is called a mohawk which is his signature faux hawk with a fade. His haircut got famous after his one-handed catch during his first year in 2014. However, as of now, he has a buzz cut.