Former LSU star Odell Beckham running away with NFL's top rookie honor
New York Giants wideout and former LSU standout Odell Beckham Jr. became the first rookie in NFL history Sunday to record at least 12 catches, 140 yards and three touchdowns in a single game, doing so during a win over the Redskins.
Beckham has caught fire since ‘The Catch’, recording a league-best 30 receptions over his last three starts for 363 yards and four touchdowns. He has tallied 61 catches since Nov. 3, the most ever by an NFL rookie over a seven-game span.
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Last season in Baton Rouge, Beckham earned the Hornung Award, an honor given to college football’s most versatile player. The 2013 first-team All-American’s skills have translated instantly at the next level as Beckham has torched defenses throughout his opening season.
The Giants (5-9) have struggled as a team this season but have won back-to-back games after losing seven straight.
“As I said earlier in the year, there’s no reason for this team not to have the best offense,” Beckham told the Associated Press. “The way we’ve played the last couple of games gives us a better feel for how we’re going to play. For me, it’s making the most of my opportunities.”