Odell Beckham Jr. Turn Down U.S. National Soccer Program As Kid
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
While at OG Sole sneaker shop in Jersey this past weekend, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was asked by TMZ Sports why he turned down an amazing opportunity to join the U.S. National soccer program as a kid. His answer? Because he'd miss his family too much. Which is also why he chose LSU, to stay close to home. You can watch the interview here. He's about to be one of the NFL's biggest stars. threw together these stats of what he's accomplished so far...

» Beckham has five 100-yard receiving games this season, the most by a Giants rookie in franchise history.

» Beckham finished Sunday with 972 receiving yards, passing Jeremy Shockey (894) for the most for a rookie in franchise history. Beckham did it in 10 games, Shockey in 15.

» Beckham has three games with at least 10 receptions, which ties him with (the other) Steve Smith (2009) for the most by a Giants wide receiver in one season.

» Beckham is the first rookie in NFL history with at least 12 receptions, 140 yards and three touchdowns in a single game.

» Beckham has 61 receptions for 866 yards and six touchdowns in the last seven games. That is the most receptions ever by a rookie in a seven-game span and the second-most receiving yards by a rookie in league history.

» Beckham is the first player with 10-plus receptions, 100-plus yards and a touchdown reception in three separate games of a four-game span.
Remember, he hasn't even played a whole season yet. Scary.
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I would like him even if he wasn't a former tiger. He is a very well spoken and gracious guy. That being said, I am pretty happy that he is a former tiger. It can't hurt having that guy as an alum in recruiting wars for skill guys. Beckham and Jarvis Landry will be great ambassadors for our university for years to come.
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no mention of him making state or regional odp... having real doubt he was asked to skip all those tryouts and go straight to the big leagues. what do i know, a kid my brother played with was in the mls by 16... and is a top 10 scorer for our national team.
i do know former nfl wr dez white absolutely made the florida odp team a few times, not quite odb good in football though.
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