Caption: (Sep 7, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA) LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) carries the ball for a 109 yard return on a missed field goal attempt by UAB in the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated UAB 56-17.
ESPN has ranked LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr as the 16th best player in the SEC in 2013. The ranking is based solely on performance during the 2013 season, and is based on how players performed in key games and clutch situations. Beckham Jr. is the second LSU player to be ranked in the top 25 as Jarvis Landry was ranked 19. A new player from the SEC is selected each day. Here is what they had to say about Beckham Jr.
quote: Auburn's Chris Davis made the return that will live in infamy against Alabama, but Odell Beckham Jr. completed missed field goal returns for 109-yard touchdowns before it was cool. He beat Davis to the punch by a couple of months, accomplishing the feat in a Week 2 win against UAB -- the most memorable highlight in an electric season by Beckham.
2013 summary: Not only did Beckham finish fourth in the SEC with 88.6 receiving yards per game (on a total of 59 catches for 1,152 yards and eight TDs), he was also the SEC's No. 3 kickoff return man (26.4 YPG) and finished fourth in punt return average (8.9). Beckham finished second nationally in all-purpose yards (178.1) and earned third-team All-America honors as an all-purpose performer.