Originally a first-round (12th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2014.
- Originally a first-round (12th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2014.
- Beckham has played just 4 years – including an injury-shortened 2017 season – but is already one of the most productive receivers in franchise history…On the Giants’ career lists, Beckham’s 313 catches place him 10th, his 4,424 yards are 11th, and his 38 touchdown receptions leave him 5th.
- Beckham had the best 3-season start by a wide receiver in Giants history, and one of the best ever in the NFL. His 3-year totals of 288 receptions, 4,122 yards, and 35 touchdowns, all shattered the previous Giants records for a player in his first 3 seasons (Beckham had the 3-year touchdown receptions record with 25 – in his first 2 seasons)… Beckham and Cleveland’s Jarvis Landry – his good friend and former LSU teammate – share the NFL record for the most receptions in the first 3 seasons of a career with 288 each. Cincinnati’s A.J. Green held the former mark with 260 from 2011-13.
- Beckham’s total of 4,122 yards left him 41 yards short of tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss’ record for the highest yardage total in the first 3 seasons of a career. Moss also owns the 3-year touchdown record with 43.
- Beckham’s 35 touchdown receptions were the NFL’s highest total from 2014-16.
- Beckham had 12 touchdown catches as a rookie, 13 in 2015, and 10 in 2016. He was the 5th player in history with double-digit touchdown receptions in each of his first 3 seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Hayes, John Jefferson, Moss, and New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, who did it from 2010-12.
- Beckham was the first player in NFL history to record at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first 3 seasons…He was also the only player in history with at least 80 receptions and 10 touchdown catches in each of his first 3 seasons.
- Beckham was 1 of 3 players in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in each of his first 3 seasons, joining John Jefferson (1978-80) and Moss (1998-2000).
- Beckham was the only player ever to begin a career with 3 consecutive seasons of at least 85 receptions, 1,000 yards, and 10 touchdowns.
- From 2014-16, Beckham had 13 games with 125 or more receiving yards, the highest total by a player in his first 3 seasons in NFL history. Moss had the previous record with 12.
- Beckham was the first Giants player to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first 3 seasons since Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor from 1981-83, and the first to make it in 3 consecutive seasons since offensive linemen Shaun O’Hara and Chris Snee from 2008-10.
- Caught his 300th career passes in his 45th game, at Philadelphia on Sept. 24, 2017. That set an NFL record for fewest games needed to reach 300 receptions. He needed 2 fewer games than the previous record-holder, Anquan Boldin.
- Beckham has played in 47 regular-season games with 44 starts, and started the 1 postseason game in which he played…His career total include 313 receptions for 4,4,24 yards and 38 touchdowns…Beckham caught at least 2 passes in all 47 games in which he’s played, and at least 3 in every game but 1…Also has 10 rushing attempts for 55 yards, 33 punt returns for 263 yards (8.2-yard avg.), 1 20-yard kickoff return, and he has been sacked once…In his only postseason game, Beckham caught 4 passes for 28 yards, and returned 2 kickoffs for 48 yards.
- In 2017, Beckham played in 4 games with 2 starts…Inactive in the season opener at Dallas (9/10), because of an ankle sprain he suffered in a preseason game in Cleveland (8/21)…Fractured his left ankle vs. the Chargers (11/8), underwent surgery, and was placed on injured reserve.
- Finish the season with 25 receptions for 302 yards and 3 touchdowns…Beckham’s first appearance of the season was as a reserve vs. Detroit (9/18). It was the first game in which he played as a reserve since he made his NFL debut vs. Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2014…Caught 4 passes for 36 yards.
- Had a season-high 9 receptions for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns at Philadelphia (9/24)…Increased his career total to 301, in his first 45 games, an NFL record for the fewest number of games needed to reach 300. Anquan Boldin held the old record of 47 games.
- Beckham did not have a 100-yard receiving game in 2017, keeping his career total at 19. Since he entered the NFL in 2014, Beckham’s 11 games of 140+ yards rank third; his three games with 160+ yards rank tied for fifth; and his two games with 180+ yards are tied for fourth.
- Scored 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter on 10 and 4-yard passes from Eli Manning, enabling the Giants to tie the score at 14-14…It was the 10th game in which Beckham had at least 2 touchdown catches, a Giants record. Beckham had been tied at 9 with Joe Morrison (1959-72) and Homer Jones (1964-69).
- Beckham caught 7 passes for 90 yards at Tampa Bay (10/1)…Prior to fracturing his ankle vs. Los Angeles, Beckham had 5 receptions for a season-high 97 yards, and scored a touchdown on a season-long including a season-long 48-yard catch.
- In 2016, Beckham played and started in all 16 games for the first time in his career. And for the 3rd time in as many pro seasons, he led the Giants in receptions (101), receiving yards (1,367), and touchdown catches (10), and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
- Beckham’s 101 catches were the 3rd-highest total in the NFL and the 2nd-highest total in Giants’ history, behind Steve Smith’s 107 receptions in 2009. Beckham, who caught 91 and 96 passes in his first 2 seasons, has 3 of the 4-highest single-season totals in franchise history.
- Beckham’s 1,367 receiving yards were also 3rd in the league, the 2nd-highest total of his career, and the 3rd-highest in Giants history. Victor Cruz set the franchise record with 1,536 in 2011, and Beckham had 1,450 in 2015. Beckham has 2 of the top 3, and 3 of the top 5, single-season receiving yardage totals in Giants history.
- The Giants have had 24 1,000-yard individual receiving seasons in their history; Beckham has 3 of them.
PLAYER 1,000-YARD SEASONS
Amani Toomer 5
Odell Beckham, Jr.* 3
Del Shofner 3
Homer Jones 3
Victor Cruz 2
Hakeem Nicks 2
Plaxico Burress 2
Earnest Gray 1
Mark Bavaro 1
Lionel Manuel 1
Steve Smith 1
- In 2016, Beckham had 10 touchdown receptions, which placed him 5th in the NFL (2 receivers had 14 and 2 had 12), but was the lowest total of his 3-year career (he had 13 in 2015, and 12 as a rookie).
- Beckham had 2 receiving touchdowns in 3 different games in 2016, increasing to 9 the number of games in his career in which he’s caught multiple scoring passes. That tied the Giants record also shared by Homer Jones and Joe Morrison. The 9 multi-touchdown games left Beckham tied for 4th among NFL players in their first 3 seasons. Rob Gronkowski had 12, Jerry Rice 11, and Bill Groman 10. Bob Hayes, John Jefferson, and Moss had 9 apiece.
- Beckham has 4 career touchdown receptions of 75 or more yards. Jones owns the Giants’ record with 6.
- Beckham has 9 career touchdown catches of at least 60 yards, the 2nd-most by a player in his first 3 NFL seasons. Harlon Hill recorded 10 touchdowns of 60 or more yards in his first 3 seasons with the Bears from 1954-56.
- For the 3rd time in as many seasons, Beckham led the Giants in total yards with 1,442. The total included 9 rushing and 66 punt return yards. Beckham had team-high totals of 1,511 and 1,479 yards in 2014, and 2015, respectively.
- Beckham’s 60 points led the Giants by 10 points over kicker Robbie Gould. He was the first non-kicker to lead the Giants in scoring since 1992, when running back Rodney Hampton finished with 84 points (14 touchdowns). The last wide receiver to lead the Giants in scoring was Jones in 1967 (also 84 points; he had 13 touchdowns receiving and 1 rushing).
- With 7 receptions for 121 yards vs. Washington (9/25), Beckham set NFL records for the fewest career games to 200 receptions and 3,000 receiving yards. His first catch vs. the Redskins was a 26-yarder on the opening play of the 2nd quarter. It was his 200th career reception, in his 30th game. That was the fewest number of games a player needed to reach 200 catches in NFL history. The former record of 33 was set in Week 1 by Miami’s Jarvis Landry.
- Beckham’s 121 receiving yards vs. Washington increased his career total to 3,035 yards in 30 games, which was also an NFL record. The previous record for fewest games to reach 3,000 receiving yards was 31 by Charley Hennigan, whose career began in 1960.
- FEWEST GAMES TO REACH 200 RECEPTIONS
Odell Beckham, Jr. 30
Jarvis Landry 33
Anquan Boldin 34
Reggie Bush 34
Keenan Allen 35
FEWEST GAMES TO REACH 3,000 RECEIVING YARDS
Odell Beckham, Jr. 30
Charley Hennigan 31
Lance Alworth 34
Harlon Hill 36
Randy Moss 36
- All 5 players on the receptions list were active in 2016. Beckham was the only active player on the receiving yards list.
- Beckham passed Hakeem Nicks’ team records for the highest catch and receiving yardage totals by a Giants players in his first 3 NFL seasons (not first 3 seasons after first playing for another team, as Plaxico Burress did). Beckham then had 206 receptions and 3,035 yards. Nicks’ marks were 202 catches and 3,034 yards.
- Beckham became the 23rd player in Giants history with at least 200 receptions.
- Beckham was targeted 9 times and caught 3 passes at Minnesota (10/3), ending his streak of consecutive games with at least 4 receptions at 28. He had last caught fewer than 4 passes on Oct. 12, 2014, when he had 2 receptions in Philadelphia in his 2nd NFL game…Beckham’s 23 receiving yards vs. the Vikings were a career-low. His previous low was 28 yards in that 2014 game in Philadelphia… Beckham’s longest reception in Minnesota was 10 yards, ending his streak of having at least 1 catch of 15 or more yards at 15 consecutive games.
- Beckham caught 5 passes for 56 yards at Green Bay (10/9), and he ended a career-long 5-game streak without a touchdown that dated back to the 2015 season. He made an acrobatic catch in the back of the end zone for an 8-yard score, the Giants’ only touchdown of the game, with 2:54 remaining in the 4th quarter…Beckham was sacked by safety Micah Hyde as he looked for someone to throw to by safety Micah Hyde in the 3rd quarter. He was the first Giants player other than a quarterback to be sacked since running back David Meggett vs. Cincinnati on Dec. 11, 1994…With Dwayne Harris in the locker room getting his jaw X-rayed, Beckham was deployed as the punt returner for the first time in 2016 on 1 kick in the 3rd quarter. He had to fair catch the punt.
- Beckham earned his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award by catching 8 passes for a career-high 222 yards, including 2nd-half touchdowns of 74 and 66 yards, in a 27-23 victory vs. Baltimore (10/16)…The 222 yards were the 2nd-highest total in Giants history, exceeded only by Del Shofner’s 269 yards vs. Washington on Oct. 28, 1962. Gene (Choo-Choo) Roberts had owned the 2nd-highest total of 212, which he accomplished at Green Bay on Nov. 13, 1949. Beckham’s previous career-best was 185 yards vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 28, 2015, the last game of his Rookie of the Year season.
- Beckham became the first Giants receiver with 2 touchdown catches of 66 or more yards in a game since Jones scored on receptions of 75 and 98 yards in a season-opening 34-34 tie at Pittsburgh on Sept. 11, 1966.
- Beckham’s 200-yard receiving game was the first by a Giants player since Oct. 2, 2005, when Plaxico Burress had 204 yards on 10 catches vs. St. Louis. Burress also scored 2 touchdowns and was named Offensive Player of the Week for his 200-yard game…Beckham’s 222 yards from scrimmage were the 8th-highest total in franchise history.
- Against Baltimore, Beckham had 6 catches for 211 yards and 2 long touchdowns…in the 2nd half. Beckham’s 211 yards were the most in a 2nd half since Miami’s Irving Fryar had 211 vs. New England on Sept. 4, 1994…Before Beckham’s performance vs. Baltimore, the last player with 200+ receiving yards and at least 2 touchdowns in a second half was Baltimore’s Qadry Ismail at Pittsburgh on Dec. 12, 1999 (210 yards, 3 scores)…Beckham was the first Giants player with two 60+ yard touchdown receptions in the 2nd half of a game in 67 years, The last to do it was Roberts, who had scoring catches of 62 and 85 yards vs. the Chicago Bears on Oct. 23, 1949.
- Beckham had another 2-touchdown game while catching 4 passes for 46 yards vs. Philadelphia (11/6)…He scored both of his touchdowns – from 26 and 1 yards - in the first half…Beckham’s 2 touchdown receptions increased his career total to 30 and made him the 6th player in NFL history with at least 30 touchdown catches in his first 35 career games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Lance Alworth and Bob Hayes, and Cloyce Box, Bill Groman and Harlon Hill.
- Beckham had a game-high 10 receptions for 97 yards in a Monday night victory vs. Cincinnati (11/14)…The 97 yards were a career-low for Beckham in a 10-catch game. The previous low was 130 yards on 11 receptions at Tennessee on Dec. 7, 2014…Beckham’s 97 yards increased his career total to 3,538, in 36 games. He set the NFL record for the fewest number of games to reach 3,500 receiving yards. The former record of 37 games was held by Alworth.
- Beckham was deployed as a defensive back on the final play of the first half, when the Giants line up 5 defenders across the goal line. The play, which began from the 50-yard line with 3 seconds remaining, was a long Andy Dalton pass to A.J. Green that was batted down by Beckham and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Beckham was the first NFL player with a reception and a pass defensed in the same game since Atlanta’s Julio Jones on Sept. 18, 2014.
- Beckham led the Giants with 6 receptions for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns, on catches of 32 and 4 yards, at Cleveland (11/27). The 2nd score was set up by Beckham’s 41-yard catch-and-run, the Giants’ longest play of the game…It was Beckham’s 9th career game with at least 2 touchdowns, tying the franchise record also shared by Jones and Morrison.
- Beckham tied his season-high with 10 catches for 100 yards at Pittsburgh (12/4), to increase his season totals to 75 catches for 1,015 yards and 8 touchdowns. Beckham is the only player in Giants history to begin his career with 3 consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. He was the 5th player in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first 3 NFL seasons, joining A.J. Green, John Jefferson, Randy Moss and Mike Evans, who accomplished the feat when he passed the 1,000-yard mark the week before Beckham.
- Beckham caught 4 passes for 94 yards, including the game-winning 61-yard touchdown, in the Giants’ 10-7 victory vs. Dallas (12/11)…Beckham’s touchdown was his 34th on a pass from Eli Manning. That is the most by any receiver. Beckham had been tied with Burress, who played for the Giants from 2005-08.
- In his 40th career game, Beckham scored his 10th touchdown that covered 50 or more yards, and his 9th of at least 60 yards. Both figures were NFL highs since he entered the league in 2014…Beckham sailed past the previous Giants’ 3-year records of eight 50-yard touchdowns (which was held by Jones) and seven 60-yard scores (Jones and Victor Cruz)…In addition, Beckham’s 9 career touchdown catches of at least 60 yards were the 2nd-most by a player in his first 3 seasons in the league. Harlon Hill scored 10 touchdowns of 60 or more yards in his first 3 seasons with the Bears from 1954-56. Three of the 5 players on the list for longest touchdown receptions in the first 3 seasons of a career played for the Giants:
PLAYER TEAM SEASONS 60+ YARD TD’S
Harlon Hill Chicago 1954-56 10
Odell Beckham, Jr. Giants 2014-16 9
Victor Cruz Giants 2010-12 7
Homer Jones Giants 1964-66 7
Charley Taylor Washington 1964-66 7
- Beckham led the Giants with 6 receptions for 64 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining, in a 17-6 victory vs. Detroit (12/18). The touchdown was his 10th of the season, and the 3rd time in as many seasons he had double-digit scoring catches… Beckham is the only Giants player with at least 10 touchdown receptions in 3 different seasons…Beckham also had a 9-yard run on a reverse, and a spectacular 63-yard punt return touchdown that didn’t count because Eric Pinkins was penalized for a block in the back.
- In Philadelphia (12/22), wide receivers Beckham (11), Victor Cruz (8), and Sterling Shepard (7) combined for 26 receptions, the highest total of the season for the Giants’ three leading wideouts. Their previous high was 20 catches vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Beckham and Cruz had season-high receptions totals. It was Beckham’s 7th career double-digit catch game.
- Beckham’s 150 yards were his 2nd-highest total of the season, after his 222-yard performance vs. Baltimore. It was his 4th 100-yard game of the season and the 19th of his career, tying Randy Moss for the most by an NFL player in his first 3 seasons…It also broke a tie with Cruz and moved Beckham into sole possession of 2nd place on the Giants’ career list. Amani Toomer is first with 22. The Giants are 7-12 when Beckham has at least 100 receiving yards.
- Beckham had 5 catches for 44 yards in the regular-season finale in Washington (1/1), and 4 receptions for 28 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8)…He also had the first 2 kickoff returns of his career against the Packers, totaling 48 yards.
- In 2015, Beckham started all 15 games in which he played. He did not play at Minnesota (12/27) while serving an NFL suspension…Beckham finished the season with 96 receptions for 1,450 yards, both the 2nd-highest totals in Giants history. Steve Smith holds the franchise record with 107 receptions in 2009, and Victor Cruz owns the yardage mark with 1,536 in 2011…Beckham caught 13 touchdown passes, tying the franchise single-season record set by Homer Jones in 1967.
- Beckham was selected to the Pro Bowl after each of his first 2 seasons, the first Giants player to accomplish that feat since tight end Jeremy Shockey in 2002-03. He was the first Giants wide receiver selected in consecutive seasons since Jones in 1967-68.
- Beckham’s 96 receptions were the NFL’s 8th-highest total, his 1,450 yards ranked 5th in the league, and his 13 touchdown receptions were 4th (the Jets’ Brandon Marshall, Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson, and Seattle’s Doug Baldwin all had 14).
- Beckham had at least 100 receiving yards in a Giants-record 6 consecutive games from Nov. 1-Dec. 14. The streak ended when he had 76 yards vs. Carolina (12/20)…The previous NFL player with such a streak was Denver’s Demaryius Thomas, who had 7 straight 100-yard games in 2014…Beckham concluded the 2014 season with 4 consecutive 100-yard games. He was the first Giants receiver with 4-game streaks of at least 100 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons, and the first NFL receiver since Detroit’s Calvin Johnson in 2011-12.
- Beckham averaged 96.7 yards per game, the 2nd-highest figure in Giants history. He holds the record with a 108.8-yard average as a rookie, which topped Victor Cruz’s previous Giants record of 96.0 yards, set in 2011.
- Beckham had 13 touchdown catches in 2015 after finishing with 12 as a rookie. He was the 7th player in NFL history with double-digit touchdown receptions in each of his first 2 seasons, and the first since New England tight end Rob Gronkowski did it his first 3 years from 2010-12.
- Beckham was the 2nd player in Giants history with double-digit touchdown catches in back-to-back seasons; Burress had 10 in 2006 and 12 in 2007.
- Beckham had touchdown receptions of 87 yards vs. New England (11/15) and 84 yards at Miami (12/14) to become the first player with two 80+-yard scoring catches in a season since Pittsburgh’s Martavis Bryant in 2014.
- One week prior to his 84-yard score vs. the Dolphins, Beckham scored on a 72-yard pass from Eli Manning vs. the Jets. He is 1 of just 2 players in Giants history with a touchdown reception of at least 72 yards in back-to-back games. Victor Cruz scored on a 99-yard catch-and-run vs. the Jets on Dec. 24, 2011, and on a 74-yarder the following week vs. Dallas…It was the 2nd time in Beckham’s career he had long touchdown receptions in consecutive games. On Dec. 21, 2014 in St. Louis, he scored on an 80-yard play, and a week later, on a 63-yard catch vs. Philadelphia.
- Beckham’s career totals of 187 catches, 2,755 yards, and 25 touchdowns were all Giants records for a player in his first 2 Giants seasons.
- Had 7 catches for 146 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown, vs. Atlanta (9/20)…Caught his 100th career pass in his 14th game, an NFL record…Followed with 7 receptions for 79 yards, and scored on a 30-yard pass, vs. Washington (9/24).
- Caught 7 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown vs. San Francisco (10/11), and 7 for 61 yards and the Giants’ only touchdown at Philadelphia (10/19).
- Scored a season-high 3 touchdowns (on receptions of 2, 1 and 50 yards) while catching 8 passes for 130 yards at New Orleans (11/1)…Finished with a season-high 9 receptions, for 105 yards at Tampa Bay (11/8).
- Had 4 receptions for 104 yards, including a career-long 87-yard touchdown catch, vs. the Patriots…Tied his season high with 9 catches for 142 yards, including a diving 21-yard touchdown reception, at Washington (11/29)…The following week, he had 6 catches for 149 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown, vs. the Jets.
- Caught 6 passes for a season-high 166 yards, including touchdowns of 6 and 84 yards, at Miami (12/14)…Contributed 6 catches for 76 yards, including a game-tying 14-yard touchdown, vs. Carolina (12/20).
- In 2014, Beckham had the greatest season by a rookie wide receiver in NFL history, despite playing in only 12 games (he missed the season’s first 4 games with a hamstring injury)…His season totals of 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns were all franchise rookie records… He set NFL records for most catches and yards in the first 12 games to start a career…Beckham was the first wide receiver in NFL history to reach 1,000 yards after missing the season’s first 3 games (he missed the first 4)
- Beckham also led the team with 21 punt returns for 171 yards (8.1-yard avg.), with a long return of 25 yards and 11 fair catches…Had 7 rushing attempts for 35 yards, with a long run of 13 yards.
- Beckham was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year, the only Giants player to be so honored in the now 62-year history of the award. He was the franchise’s first Rookie of the Year since Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor won the defensive award in 1981. Beckham was the first wide receiver to be named Offensive Rookie of the Year since 2009, when Percy Harvin, then with Minnesota, won the award.
- Beckham was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in both November and December.
- Rookies Andre Williams and Beckham led the Giants in rushing and receiving yards, respectively. It was the first time rookies led the Giants in rushing and receiving yards in a full season since 1950, when Eddie Price ran for 703 yards and Bob McChesney had 380 receiving yards…The previous NFL team with rookies leading in both rushing and receiving yards was the 2012 Cleveland Browns. Trent Richardson rushed for 950 yards and Josh Gordon had 805 receiving yards.
- Beckham was the Giants’ lone representative in the Pro Bowl and the first Giants rookie to play in the game since tight end Shockey in 2002. Beckham was the team’s first wide receiver in the game since Victor Cruz in 2012. Beckham was the first Giants rookie wide receiver ever selected to the Pro Bowl.
- Beckham provided the most spectacular moment in the NFL’s 2014 season with his leaping 1-handed, 43-yard touchdown catch against Dallas (11/23), which made him a national sensation. The incredible catch was selected as the Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year from 20 moments voted on by NFL fans.
- Beckham’s 91 catches were then the 2nd-highest total in franchise history, topped only by Steve Smith’s 107 receptions in 2009…The 91 receptions led all NFL rookies in 2014. Miami’s Jarvis Landry, Beckham’s former LSU teammate, was 2nd with 84 catches…Beckham and Landry were the first rookies from the same college to lead their team in receptions in the same season since the 1970 merger.
- Beckham’s 91 receptions were tied with Denver’s Eddie Royal (2008) for the 2nd-highest total in NFL history for a rookie; Arizona’s Anquan Boldin caught 101 passes in 2003.
- Beckham’s 1,305 yards were then the 3rd-highest total in Giants history, surpassed only by Victor Cruz’s 1,536 yards in 2011 and Amani Toomer’s 1,343 yards in 2002…The 1,305 yards topped all NFL rookies in 2014 and were 254 yards more than runner-up Mike Evans of Tampa Bay. Beckham played 3 fewer games than Evans…Beckham’s 1,305 receiving yards surpassed Billy Howton (1,231 with Green Bay in 1952) for the most receiving yards in a player’s first 12 career games in NFL history.
- Beckham joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the only players in NFL history with at least 90 receiving yards in 9 consecutive games. Irvin accomplished the feat in 1995.
- Beckham led all players in receiving yards in each of his last 6 games, the longest
streak ever by an NFL rookie. The previous record was 4 straight games by San
Diego’s John Jefferson in 1978.
- In the Giants’ last 4 games, Beckham totaled 130, 143, 148 and 185 yards to become the first player in franchise history with 4 consecutive 100-yard games. Beckham was the first NFL rookie to accomplish the feat since Pittsburgh’s Jimmy Orr in 1958. The 4-game streak was not the NFL’s longest in 2014; Denver’s Demaryius Thomas had 7 consecutive 100-yard games from Oct. 5-Nov. 16.
- Beckham totaled seven 100-yard games, the most by a rookie since Houston’s Bill Groman had 9 in 1960. The previous record for 100-yard games by a Giants rookie was 3, by Byron Williams in 1983.
- Beckham averaged 108.8 yards a game, topping Cruz’s previous Giants record of 96.0 yards, set in 2011. Beckham’s 108.8-yard average is also an NFL rookie record, topping the old mark of 105.2 set by Groman in 1960.
- Beckham was then just the 4th player in franchise history with at least 12 touchdown receptions in a season. Homer Jones set the record with 13 in 1967. Plaxico Burress (2007) and Del Shofner (1962) also had 12…Beckham and Evans each had 12 touchdown catches, the highest total by an NFL rookie since Minnesota’s Randy Moss had 17 in 1998…Beckham’s 12 touchdown catches were a Giants rookie record and he tied the franchise total rookie touchdown mark set in 1943 by Bill Paschal (10 rushing, 2 receiving).
- Beckham scored 2 or more touchdowns in 4 games, the most multiple-touchdown games by a Giants player since Brandon Jacobs had 5 in 2008.
- Beckham scored 7 touchdowns in the season’s final 4 games, the highest 4-game total by a Giants player since Joe Morris scored 10 from Dec. 1-21, 1985.
- In November, Beckham set Giants records for receptions (31) and receiving
yards (503) in one calendar month. He then broke both records in a nearly
unprecedented December, when he caught 43 passes for 606 yards. Only 2 other
players in NFL history gained at least 600 receiving yards in December of one
season, and both did it in the previous 2 years: Detroit’s Calvin Johnson in
2012 (707) and Cleveland’s Josh Gordon in 2013 (658).
- Beckham also set an NFL record for receiving yards by a rookie in one calendar
month, December or otherwise. The previous mark was 596 yards by Groman,
which had stood since November 1960. After Groman held the record for 54 years,
Beckham fell 3 yards short of tying the mark in November before breaking it in
December. The only other players to post back-to-back months of 500 or more
receiving yards in one season were Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson (both in
- Beckham had the league’s highest receiving yardage totals in Week 15 (143
vs. Washington 12/14/14) and Week 16 (148 at St. Louis 12/21/17). The only other NFL rookie to lead the league in consecutive weeks was Philadelphia’s Joe Don Looney, who had a streak of 3 consecutive weeks in September 1940…Beckham ranked 2nd in receiving yards in Week 17 with a Giants rookie-record 185 vs. Philadelphia. The Jets’ Eric Decker had 221 yards on 10 receptions.
- Beckham had at least 10 catches in a game 4 times, the 1st rookie in NFL history to do that. Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown also had four 10-catch games in 2014… Only 6 rookies have had 10 or more receptions in 2 games, and two of them are Giants. In addition to Beckham, they are LaDainian Tomlinson (2001), Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey (2002), Anquan Boldin (2003), Marques Colston (2006), and Michael Thomas (20-16).
- Beckham had 4 games in which he caught at least 10 passes and gained at least 130 yards. Only 1 other rookie in NFL history has even 2 such games, Thomas in 2016.
- Beckham was the first rookie in NFL history with at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in each of 4 consecutive games.
- In the Giants’ final 2 games – at St. Louis and vs. Philadelphia – Beckham had touchdown receptions of 80 and 63 yards. He was the first Giants player to have a touchdown catch of at least 63 yards in consecutive games since Cruz on Dec. 24, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012. Beckham was the first NFL rookie with such long touchdown catches in back-to-back games since Cincinnati’s Isaac Curtis on Dec. 9 and 16, 1973 (70 and 77 yards). Since 1973, rookie receivers Jerry Butler (1979) and Eddie Kennison (1996) had 2 long touchdowns in 1 game, but not back-to-back contests.
- Beckham’s 1,043 receiving yards over the final 8 games were the 4th-most ever in the 2nd half of a season. The top 3 are Calvin Johnson 1,197 (2012), Jerry Rice 1,083 (1995) and Josh Gordon 1,064 (2013).
- Beckham was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in both November and December. He was the first Giants player to win the award twice and just the 2nd wide receiver to be so honored; Arizona’s Boldin was twice named Offensive Rookie of the Month in 2003. But Beckham was the first wide receiver to be honored in consecutive months.
- The Offensive Rookie of the Month Award was won by a wide receiver in all 4 months of the 2014 season. Carolina’s Kevin Benjamin (September) and Buffalo’s Calvin Watkins (October) were the other winners.
- After missing the first 4 games with a hamstring injury, Beckham made his NFL debut in MetLife Stadium vs. Atlanta (10/5). He tied the team high with 4 receptions, for 44 yards, including the go-ahead 15-yard touchdown with 10:02 remaining. Beckham was the last of the NFL’s 32 first-round draft choices to play in a game in 2014.
- Beckham was the first player since Don Herrmann on Sept. 21, 1969 to score a game-winning, 4th-quarter touchdown for the Giants in his NFL debut. Herrmann caught a 10-yard pass with 59 seconds remaining to defeat Minnesota in Yankee Stadium, 24-23.
- In addition to Beckham’s touchdown, Williams scored on a 3-yard run. They were the first Giants rookies to score touchdowns by receiving and rushing, respectively, in the same game since George Adams and Mark Bavaro did it twice in 1985: Oct. 20, 1985: Adams scored on a 2-yard run, Bavaro on a 29-yard reception in a 17-3 win over Washington; Nov. 24, 1985: Adams scored on a 37-yard run, Bavaro on a 12-yard reception in a 34-3 win against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
- Beckham started for the first time at Philadelphia (10/12) and had 2 receptions for 28 yards…Started at Dallas (10/19) and had 4 catches for 34 yards, including touchdowns of 9 and 5 yards. He was the first Giants player to score exactly 2 touchdowns in a game since Brandon Jacobs rushed for 2 scores at Chicago on Oct. 10, 2013. Rueben Randle had been the last Giant to catch 2 touchdown passes in a game, on Oct. 6, 2013 vs. Philadelphia. Tight end Larry Donnell had 3 touchdown receptions at Washington (9/25)…Beckham was the first Giants rookie with at least 3 receiving touchdowns through his first 3 games since Bobby Johnson in 1984…In Dallas, Beckham’s first career rushing attempt gained 13 yards on the opening play of the 2nd quarter. He also returned 2 punts for 21 yards.
- Beckham caught 8 passes for 156 yards vs. Indianapolis (11/3), his first career 100-yard game. That total included a 59-yard catch…At Seattle (11/9), Beckham caught 7 passes for 108 yards.
- Beckham finished 7 yards shy of his 3rd consecutive 100-yard game, catching 6 passes for 93 yards, vs. San Francisco (11/16)…He had 10 receptions for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns vs. Dallas (11/23). He was the first Giants player to score 2 touchdowns in a game since…Beckham, at Dallas on Oct. 19, when he caught scoring passes of 9 and 5 yards…Beckham closed the month with 7 catches for 90 yards at Jacksonville (11/30).
- Beckham led the NFL with 593 receiving yards in November. He had 38 catches in the month, the 2nd-most in the league behind Denver’s Demaryius Thomas’ 41, and the most by a rookie…Beckham had at least 90 receiving yards in every game during November and was the first rookie in NFL history with at least 90 receiving yards in 5 games in a calendar month.
- Beckham had three 100-yard games in November and averaged an NFL-best 118.6 yards per game…His 38 catches and 593 receiving yards were both the most ever by a Giant in a calendar month – until he broke both marks in December…Beckham had at least 6 catches in every November game and Beckham and Thomas were the only 2 players in the NFL to have at least 6 receptions in 5 games during the month.
- Beckham joined Hakeem Nicks (October 2009) as the only wide receivers in franchise history to be named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month.
- Beckham had 11 catches for 130 yards at Tennessee (12/7) where he became the 2nd rookie in NFL history with at least 700 receiving yards in a 6-game span (he had 723). The other was Houston’s Bill Groman in 1960…Against the Titans, Beckham threw a long pass to Randle on the Giants’ first offensive series, but the receiver was double covered and it fell incomplete. It was the first pass thrown by a Giants wide receiver since Sept. 21, 1998, when Amani Toomer threw 1 at St. Louis. It was also incomplete.
- Beckham’s 11 catches at Tennessee increased his 6-game total to 49 receptions, the highest total in a 6-game span by a rookie in NFL history. Beckham shattered the previous record of 42, set by…Beckham, in the 6 games prior to the victory over the Titans.
- Beckham was both the first Giants player ever and the first rookie in NFL history with 6 consecutive games with 90 or more receiving yards.
- In addition to his 11 receptions vs. the Titans, Beckham had a 9-yard run and threw a pass. He was the first Giants player to catch, run and throw in the same game since Dec. 24, 2005, when Tiki Barber rushed for 80 yards, caught 6 passes and, like Beckham, threw an incomplete pass.
- In that game, Beckham didn’t just catch, run and throw. He also returned 4 punts for 49 yards. The last Giant to do all 4 in a game was David Meggett on Nov. 21, 1994. The coincidence is that was the last game before Dec. 7, 2014 in which the Giants defeated the Oilers/Titans franchise. It was also the last time the Giants played a game with a 7-game losing streak against a team with a 6-game losing streak. To end both the 7-game and 20-year streaks, they needed a multi-dimensional performer. In the 13-10 victory in the Astrodome, Meggett rushed for 17 yards, caught 1 pass, threw an incompletion and returned 2 punts. He had 45 all-purpose yards. Beckham had 188.
- In Tennessee, Andre Williams rushed for 131 yards while Beckham had 130 receiving yards. It was the first time in Giants history the team had rookies with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. The Giants were the first team in NFL history to have rookies with at least 130 rushing and receiving yards in the same game.
- Against Washington (12/14), Beckham caught 12 passes for 143 yards and scored all 3 of the Giants’ touchdowns. The 12 receptions were the most ever by a Giants rookie wide receiver (he tied that mark 2 weeks later). Beckham had set the record the previous week with 11 receptions at Tennessee. The 12 receptions tied the record for all Giants rookies set by tight end Mark Bavaro at Cincinnati on Oct. 13, 1985.
- Beckham became both the first Giants player and the first NFL rookie with at least 12 catches, 140 receiving yards and 3 touchdown catches in a game. The last NFL player to match and/or exceed those numbers had been Kansas City’s Dwayne Bowe, who had 13 catches, 170 yards and 3 scores in a victory at Seattle on Nov. 28, 2010…While Beckham had 12 receptions vs. Washington, the other 7 Giants to catch passes totaled 11 receptions.
- Beckham’s 12 receptions tied the highest total by a wide receiver in franchise history and was the 6th time a Giants player caught at least 12 passes in a game. Nicks had been the last to accomplish the feat, with 12 receptions at Houston on Oct. 10, 2010. Toomer was the only other Giants wideout with 12 catches in a game (Sept. 17, 2006 in an overtime victory in Philadelphia). Tight ends Bavaro and Shockey were the others. Barber owns the team record with 13 catches at Dallas on Jan. 2, 2000.
- Beckham increased his season receiving yardage total to 972, a Giants rookie record. The old mark of 894 was set by Shockey in 2002. Beckham broke the record in 10 games; Shockey played in 15 games in his debut season.
- Beckham was the first rookie in Giants history to catch 3 touchdown passes in a game. The last Giants rookie to score 3 times in a game had been David Wilson, who rushed for 2 touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another against New Orleans on Dec. 9, 2012.
- Beckham became the first rookie with 3 touchdown catches in a game since Detroit tight end Joseph Fauria had 3 at Cleveland on Oct. 13, 2013.
- Beckham had 23 combined receptions vs. Tennessee and Washington, the highest 2-game total in Giants history. The previous record belonged to Barber, who had 21 catches (8 vs. Minnesota on Dec. 26, 1999 and a team-record 13 at Dallas on Jan. 2, 2000).
- In a 37-27 victory at St. Louis (12/21), Beckham had 8 catches for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns, including an 80-yarder, while Rueben Randle added 6 receptions for a career-high 132 yards and a touchdown. It was the first time the Giants had multiple 100-yard receivers since Sept. 8, 2013, when they had a franchise-record 3 at Dallas (Cruz, 119; Nicks, 114; and Randle, 101).
- Beckham’s 8 receptions increased his season total to 79, the most in NFL history for a player in his first 11 career games…His 79 receptions were a Giants rookie record. He broke the former mark held by Shockey, who caught 74 passes in 2002.
- Beckham was the 11th different Giants player with at least 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Those 11 players had then accomplished the feat a total of 22 times.
- Beckham’s 2 touchdowns in St. Louis increased his season total to 11, which broke Bill Swiacki’s Giants rookie record for scoring receptions, which had stood since 1948 (when Swiacki caught 10).
- Beckham’s 80-yard touchdown reception in the 3rd quarter was the Giants’ longest play from scrimmage since Sept. 16, 2012, when Eli Manning and Cruz hooked up for an 80-yard touchdown pass…Beckham’s 80-yard score was the longest-ever reception by a Giants rookie. The previous long was a 78-yarder by Harry Newman in 1933.
- Beckham and Williams (110 rushing yards) each exceeded 100 yards in the same game for the 2nd time. Before 2014, Giants rookies had not had 100 rushing and 100 receiving yards in the same game even once.
- In St. Louis, Beckham had 148 receiving yards and Randle, his former LSU teammate, added 132. It was the first time 2 players from the same team and the same college each had at least 100 receiving yards in the same game since Sept. 23, 2007, when Oregon State’s and the Cincinnati Bengals’ T.J. Houshmandzadeh (141) and Chad Johnson (138) did it.
- Beckham concluded his extraordinary rookie season with 12 catches for 185 yards and a touchdown vs. Philadelphia (12/28). It was his second 12-catch game of the season. Beckham was the first rookie in NFL history and the first Giants player with two 12-catch games in a season.
- Beckham was also the first NFL rookie with 4 consecutive games with at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown. He was the first rookie with 3.
- Beckham’s 185 yards vs. Philadelphia established a Giants rookie record. The former record of 176 was set by Bavaro at Cincinnati on Oct. 13, 1985. The team rookie wide receiver record had been 169 yards, set by Earnest Gray vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14, 1979.
- Beckham and Randle each exceeded 100 yards in the final 2 games, the first time the Giants had two 100-yard receivers in back-to-back games since Oct. 6 (Lionel Manuel/Bobby Johnson) and Oct. 13 (Manuel/Bavaro), 1985.
- Beckham was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in December, the 2nd month in a row he received the award. He was the first Giants player to win the award twice and just the 2nd wide receiver to be so honored; Arizona’s Anquan Boldin was twice named Offensive Rookie of the Month in 2003. But Beckham was the first wide receiver to be honored in consecutive months.
- Beckham led the NFL in receptions (43), receiving yards (606) and touchdown catches (7) in December.
- His 606 receiving yards were the most by a rookie in any calendar month in NFL history.
- Beckham was the 3rd player – and only rookie – to gain at least 600 receiving yards in a single December, joining Calvin Johnson (707 in 2012) and Josh Gordon (658 in 2013). Both Johnson and Gordon played in 5 December games while Beckham played in 4.
- Beckham had at least 8 catches, 130 yards and a touchdown in all 4 December games.
- In each of his last 6 games, Beckham led all players in receiving yards. That is the longest such streak by a rookie in NFL history.
- Beckham led the NFL with 593 receiving yards in November and joined Calvin Johnson (2012) and Andre Johnson (2012) as the only players in NFL history with back-to-back months with at least 500 receiving yards. Beckham is the only rookie to accomplish the feat.
- Beckham (91) and Randle (71) became the first Giants duo to record at least 70 receptions each since 2011 (Cruz, 82 and Hakeem Nicks, 76).
- In 3 years at LSU, Beckham played in 40 games with 34 starts at split end and recorded 143 receptions for 2,340 yards (16.4-yard avg.) and 12 touchdowns…Returned 42 kickoffs for 1,044 yards (24.9-yard avg.) and 62 punts for 557 yards (9.0-yard avg.) with 2 scores…Added 77 yards on 7 carries…Attempted 1 pass, assisted on a tackle and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown…Beckham ranked 7th in school history with 2,340 yards receiving and his 143 catches placed him 9th…His 1,044 kickoff return yards were the 6th-highest total in school history, while his 557 punt return yards ranked 10th…Finished 5th on the all-time chart with 4,118 all-purpose yards… Beckham never missed game action due to an injury…In 2013, Beckham started all 13 games and compiled career-high totals of 59 receptions for 1,152 yards and 8 touchdowns…Won the Paul Hornung Award, given annually to the nation’s most versatile player by the Louisville Sports Commission…Biletnikoff Award semifinalist…First-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the league’s coaches and the Associated Press…Named the SEC’s Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Alabama-Birmingham and named to the Hornung Award Honor Roll vs. UAB, Texas Christian and Mississippi State…Beckham (1,152 yards) and Jarvis Landry (1,193 yards) became the first pair of Tigers receivers with 1,000 receiving yards in the same season…It was just the 3rd time in Southeastern Conference history that 2 teammates had 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, joining Florida’s Ike Hilliard (1,008) and Chris Doering (1,045) in 1995 and Florida’s Jabar Gaffney (1,191) and Reche Caldwell (1,059) in 2001…LSU was the first team in SEC history to feature a 3,000-yard passer (Zach Mettenberger – 3,082 yards), two 1,000-yard receivers (Beckham and Landry) and a 1,000-yard running back (Jeremy Hill – 1,401 yards) in the same season…Beckham’s 1,152 yards was the 4th-best total in school history, and his average of 19.5 yards per catch was the 3rd-highest recorded by a Tiger in a season…Added 58 yards on 5 carries and ranked 3rd in the SEC while placing 20th in the nation with a school record-tying 32 kickoff returns for 845 yards (2nd on the school season-record chart)…In 2012, started 12 games at split end and led the team with 713 receiving yards and placed 2nd with 43 receptions (16.6-yard avg.) with 2 touchdowns…in 2011, Beckham earned freshman All-Southeastern Conference honors after catching 41 passes for 475 yards and 2 touchdowns…Ranked 2nd on the team in both receptions and receiving yards and 20 of his 41 catches resulted in a first down…Played in all 14 games with 9 starts.
- Hosts a Make a Wish visit almost every home game weekend during the season, inviting a child and their family to join him for Saturday walk-through at Quest Diagnostics Training Center, along with a catch after practice, followed by the opportunity to be honored on the field during the game on Sunday…Attended Brandon Marshall’s Paddle Battle hosted by his foundation, Project 375- 100% of the ticket proceeds went towards PROJECT PREVENT, to provide onsite behavioral & mental health support to children…Hosts the Citi Odell Beckham, Jr. Football ProCamp…Wore custom cleats in memory of Jayro Ponce as part of the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”
- Beckham attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, the alma mater of Giants quarterback Eli Manning…Joined Manning’s oldest brother, Cooper, as the only players in Newman history to break the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a season as he had 50 receptions for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior…Demonstrated his versatility in 2010, when he rushed for 331 yards and 6 scores, passed for 90 yards and another touchdown and returned 2 punts for scores…On defense he intercepted 4 passes…As a junior, Beckham caught 45 passes for 743 yards and 10 touchdowns…Also posted 123 rushing yards and 3 scores on 14 carries as a junior…The U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant (West Roster) was also named to the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and Times Picayune 2011 Blue-Chip lists along with earning a spot on The Advocate’s Super Dozen…A Prep Star All America, Beckham was named to the Louisiana 2A All-State first team as a wide receiver and also earned District 9-2A Offensive MVP honors…Human movement fitness major at LSU…Father, Odell Beckham Sr., played running back at LSU from 1989-92. His dad played in 28 games with 9 starts and rushed for 757 yards and 7 touchdowns in his career…Mother, Heather Van Norman, was an All-American track runner at LSU from 1991-93 during which time she helped lead the Lady Tigers to 5 national championships. Van Norman was a member of 2 NCAA Indoor titles in 1991 and 1993 and 3 straight NCAA Outdoor titles from 1991-93. She left LSU as a 6-time All-America and captured 3 individual NCAA titles as a member of LSU’s relay teams during her senior season in 1993.