I know it’s a good day when I get to write about Odell Beckham Jr.
The American wide receiver is literally one of the best things about the NFL right now.
His infamous one handed catch has earned him a place as one of the best players in the National Football League today.
There are many facts about the soon to be twenty-four year old player that are out there for all the world to see.
- Odell Beckham Jr. was born on the 5th of November, 1992.
- He currently plays for the New York Giants.
- He is very fashion forward.
- He was a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
- He is not related to David Beckham.
- He is from Louisiana.
- He is a legend in the making.
But you’d be surprised by the some of the lesser known facts about Odell Beckham Jr that you really ought to know.
His favorite romantic movie is Lady And The Tramp
This is actually really telling because from this one fact we now know two more things about him – OBJ likes classics and he likes animations.
Lady And The Tramp opened in 1955 to critical acclaim and commercial success.
The film, which was produced by Walt Disney, is about a female, upper-middle-class, refined, American Cocker Spaniel pet (Lady) who meets a stray, male mutt (Tramp) and they fall in love.
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2. His Parents were athletes too
It runs in the family.
Both Odell’s parents were sports stars during their days at Louisiana State University.
His father, Odell Beckham Sr, was running quarter back for the school’s football team while his mother, Heather Van Norman, was the school’s track star.
It runs in the stepfamily too.
OBJ’s stepfather – Derek Mills – is not just an athlete but an Olympic gold medalist.
3. He is a Survivor of the Madden Curse
I don’t believe in curses, I believe in God.
Okay, Richard Sherman said that, not Odell Beckham Jr. But he did say it about the Madden curse, though.
Granted, other athletes have survived the Madden curse but Odell Beckham is the most recent.
If you’re going to give anything to the Madden, it should be their striking, beautiful Madden NFL games cover.
Those covers take the cake every single time.
But besides that…since 1996, almost every athlete that has appeared on the cover of their NFL series has either suffered season-ending injuries or had a plain awful season.
We’re just glad Odell Beckham Jr. was not a victim of this curse.
It should also be noted that Odell is the youngest player to ever appear on the Madden game cover.
4. He is called the Whip King
Now watch him whip, now watch him nae nae.
When talking about Odell Beckham Jr, you definitely have to mention his touchdown dances.
Odell’s dance moves on the field have become almost as famous his one-handed catches.
‘Whipping’ was basically the dance of the year in 2015.
While not a new dance move, it gained notoriety thanks to Odell’s moves and Silento’s hit song Whip/Nae Nae.
5. Odell’s favorite actor is Martin Lawrence
I kinda hoped it was going to be Denzel Washington but I’m not going to lie, Martin Lawrence is still a good choice.
Over the decades, Martin has built an impressive career with appearances in movies like Big Momma’s House, Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, House Party, Blue Streak and Nothing To Lose.
With such an impressive career, can we really be surprised that Odell Beckham loves the funnyman? Of course not.
Here’s a little fact about Martin Lawrence that most people do not know – he was born in Germany.
6. Odell is really good at Soccer
I mean, he’s really, really good.
He even showed off his soccer skills when he visited Bayern Munich earlier in the year.
To be honest, soccer is not the only other sport he’s good at besides football.
Odell also excels in Baseball, Basketball, and Track.
7. He set a Guinness World Record
If only for a short time.
Odell broke the world record of 10 one-handed catches in a minute.
However, his record was short lived as Canadian football player, Andy Fantuz broke Odell’s record by making 50 one-handed catches in a minute shortly after.