ThrowbackThursday to an UNTOUCHABLE Odell Beckham Jr in high school......NO WHIP DANCE! https://youtu.be/W-9EeQuXdlE #NFL
Posted by Whistle Sports on Thursday, May 21, 2015
It all started somewhere.
Before the Rookie of the Year honors, the Pro Bowl nod, The Catch, the meetings with LeBron James and David Beckham and the distinguished college career that preceded him being drafted 12th overall by the Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. was just a high school kid playing football in Louisiana.
And the wide receiver hasn't forgotten where he came from.
On his personal website, Beckham recently posted rare highlights of his days at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, also the alma mater of the Manning brothers.
At Newman, Beckham joined Eli and Peyton's sibling, Cooper, as the only players in school history to break the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a season.
Check out photos of WR Odell Beckham Jr. from the 2014 season
Beckham hauled in 50 catches for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior in 2010, earning dozens of scholarship offers that eventually led him to choose LSU. He also rushed for 331 yards and six touchdowns, passed for 90 yards and another score, and returned two punts for touchdowns in his final year. And he didn't stop there. On defense, he posted four interceptions.
"He has a very bright future," Newman coach Nelson Stewart said on the day he signed with LSU in 2011. "And I think he is going to be an exceptional player."
So sit back before you start the weekend and enjoy these highlights of a player whom Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara said he hasn't been as excited about since the great Lawrence Taylor's rookie campaign in 1981.