Who is Odell Beckham Jr? His Biography, Wife and Net Worth


Odell Beckham Jr is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He is a native of  Louisiana and was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Odell Beckham Jr Biography

Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr, best known as OBJ was born on November 5, 1992, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States of America. He is 29 years old as of 2022. He was raised by his parents Odell Beckham, Sr., and Heather Van Norman. He has four siblings including Kordell Beckham, Summer Odalis Beckham, Jasmine Beckham and Sonny Beckham.


Odell Beckham Jr is a man of above-average stature and stands tall at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). Concerning his educational background, he attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he lettered in football, basketball, and track.

Odell Beckham Jr’s family background is rich in sports. His father, Odell Beckham Sr., was an established running back at Marshall High School who later played running back at LSU from 1989 to 1992. His mother, Heather Van Norman,  was a track runner at LSU and served as the coach of the Nicholls State University track and field team until June 1, 2017.

Odell Beckham Jr is a rated four-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. He played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He made his collegiate debut at LSU on September 3, 2011, against the #3 Oregon Ducks.

While a senior at Louisiana State University, Odell Beckham Jr and Cooper Manning were the only two players in school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He was named to the Times-Picayune 2011 Blue-Chip list and to the Louisiana 2A All-State first team as a wide receiver. Odell earned District 9-2A Offensive MVP honours as well as a spot on The Advocate’s Super Dozen.

Odell Beckham Jr was selected by the New York Giants with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He won the Paul Hornung Award following his junior season in 2013 and made history by breaking the rookie record for the most average receiving yards per game. Beckham also won the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Odell Beckham Jr became the fastest player in NFL history to reach both 200 career receptions and 4,000 career receiving yards in 2016. He has been named a second-team All-Pro twice. He signed the largest endorsement contract in NFL history with Nike in May 2017. Other sponsors include Head & Shoulders, Foot Locker, Lenovo, and Daniel Wellington.

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Odell Beckham Jr Wife

Odell Beckham Jr is not a married man. However, he has been in a relationship with his partner, Lauren Wood since 2019. Odell Beckham Jr disclosed that their son, Zydn, was born on February 17, 2022.

Odell Beckham Jr Net Worth

Odell Beckham Jr has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $40 million which he has earned primarily from his successful career as a football wide receiver. He reportedly earns an average NFL salary of $750 thousand per year.

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