EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J – Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the five finalists for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.
Beckham, the 12th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State, set numerous team and NFL records while playing in only 12 games. He set team rookie marks with 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. Beckham finished the season with four consecutive games with at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown, seven games with over 100 receiving yards total and nine straight games with 90 or more receiving yards (tying Michael Irvin's 1995 record).
Beckham surpassed Billy Howton (1,231 with Green Bay in 1952) for the most receiving yards in NFL history for a player in his first 12 career games. Beckham's 1,305 yards were the third-highest total in Giants history, trailing only Victor Cruz's 1,536 yards in 2011 and Amani Toomer's 1,343 yards in 2002. Beckham was nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week seven times, winning the award four times.
The other contenders for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award are Minnesota Vikings quarterback Terry Bridgewater, Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill – a college teammate of Beckham – and wide receivers Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills.
Fans can vote for one of these five players on nfl.com/rookies through Thursday, Jan. 29 to determine the 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. The winner will be recognized in Arizona during the Super Bowl XLIX.