Odell Beckham's cousin, incredible athlete, training for NFL
Only two years into his NFL career, former LSU receiver Odell Beckham has more than made a name for himself. The Giants star receiver’s cousin is well-equipped to do the same.
Many news outlets have caught wind that Terron Beckham is eyeing a career in the NFL and is currently training for the 2016 National Scouting Combine held on Feb. 25. That event is separate from the NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held from Feb. 23-29.
The National Scouting Combine is by invite-only and is intended for promising athletes who weren’t selected to the NFL Scouting Combine, and it’s held in the same city of Indianapolis.
One thing is clear: The 5-foot-11, 230-pound Beckham — hoping to be a running back — won’t have any problems wowing scouts at the event because in terms of sheer athleticism, he’s unlike most athletes looking to enter the league.
Beckham is currently training at TEST Football Academy in New Jersey. TEST Sports Clubs CEO Kevin Dunn, who has done combine training for many NFL players, spoke with Kristian Dyer of Giants Wire at USA Today about his phenomenal exploits.
“At his most recent mock pro day he recorded a 4.50 in the 40, 11-feet-six-inches broad jump, 46-inch vertical – which breaks the all-time combine record of 45 inches – and put up a whopping 42 reps on the 225 bench test,” Dunn said. “I’ve never seen a display of athleticism like this in my 20-year career in this industry.”
By the way, those 42 reps would shatter the NFL Scouting Combine record of 36 reps by a running back.
Beckham’s last action in football was in high school and never played college ball. He’s been working as a personal trainer in New York City along with being an actor/stuntman. He’s also been published as a fitness model, according to his Twitter bio, where his approximate 2,800 followers falls a tad shy of Odell’s 732,000.
That number could be picking up very soon, though.
WLNY TV in New York had an interview with Terron, and you can check it out below: