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Odell Beckham Jr. wins "Best Play" at ESPY Awards


Odell Beckham Jr. needs to make more room in his trophy case.

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On Wednesday night, the Giants wide receiver took home an award at the 2015 ESPYS, adding to the lengthy list of laurels he gathered throughout his storied rookie campaign. He won "Best Play" for "The Catch" that launched the LSU product into stardom.

Beckham, who recorded 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games last season, has earned just about every honor the NFL has to offer to a rookie, including Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Pro Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year, multiple Rookie of the Week and Month nods, a Pro Bowl appearance and, of course, the cover athlete for EA Sports' "Madden NFL 16" video game.

But the ESPYS go one step further, recognizing the best in all of sports at every level.

Beckham's now-famous catch against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12 won "Best Play" as the top seed in a 16-play bracket, edging out Malcolm Butler's late interception in Super Bowl XLIX, Central Michigan's Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary and a goal by Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the Copa del Rey, which were all semifinalists.

"Wow, wow, wow," Beckham said on stage. "I'm honored to be here. Never did I ever really think I'd be here. This is great. I just want to thank my mom, my dad...You guys have been supporting me since I could ever remember. Since I was 4-years-old I dreamed of being where I'm at today. And just being able to be here and stand in front of all these other great athletes that are here, it's truly an honor. Also I want to congratulate everybody else who was nominated for the award and all the other athletes that are here as well. What a wonderful night for us."

Beckham's fingertip touchdown grab also won "Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year" in January at the fourth annual NFL Honors program.

The 2015 ESPYS were hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale as celebrities from both the sports and entertainment worlds, including LeBron James, Urban Meyer, Rob Gronkowski, Richard Sherman, Britney Spears, Ed Helms, Kiefer Sutherland and Vince Vaughn, gathered 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.

Beckham was also nominated for "Best Breakthrough Athlete", which was won by Little Leaguer Mo'ne Davis.

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