Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Beckham was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU), and was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 12th pick.
He was a 2013 Second-Team All-SEC selection with the Louisiana State University Tigers and also received the 2013 Paul Hornung Award, presented to the most versatile player in the nation.