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Odell Beckham Jr. up for two ESPY awards


Before the Giants report for training camp at the end of the month, Odell Beckham Jr. has one last ribbon to put on his decorated rookie campaign.

The Giants wide receiver is up for a pair of awards at tonight's 2015 ESPYS: "Best Breakthrough Athlete" and "Best Play" for "The Catch" that he made against Dallas in Week 12.

His competition in the breakthrough category includes Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, golfer Jordan Spieth and Little League Baseball star Mo'ne Davis. Meanwhile, Beckham's backwards, fingertip catch that set off the whole whirlwind is the top seed in a 16-play bracket, which as of Wednesday, is down to the quarterfinals.

Fans can determine the winners in these categories and others by voting on until the start of the show, which will broadcast live tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The 2015 ESPYS will be hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale as celebrities from both the sports and entertainment worlds gather to commemorate the past year in sports. The ESPYS honor ESPN's commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a partnership launched with the late Jim Valvano at the inaugural ESPYS in 1993.

Should Beckham win, he will have to make more room in his trophy case that already includes AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year, a Pro Bowl appearance, two NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month Awards and a handful of weekly honors that he collected while catching 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games.

The LSU product, who was the 12th overall draft pick in 2014, was also recently ranked No. 32 by his NFL peers in the Top 100 Players of 2015. And he could have gone higher. A handful of NFL Media analysts, including Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling, and Conor Orr, argued that Beckham should be in the top 10, which will be revealed tonight.

"I'm placing Beckham at No. 10 based on the insane play he displayed down the stretch as a rookie," Sessler wrote. "He's one of the league's most interesting stories heading into the season and bound to go higher on this list if he keeps it up."

Photos of Giants players at past ESPY Award Shows

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