New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. ended the 2014 regular season having managed 90+ receiving yards in nine consecutive games and he nearly made it a 10th on Sunday night. And while the game and statistics would not have actually counted towards his total, Beckham Jr. finished the day one-yard shy of that number, managing 89-yards on five receptions in his first Pro Bowl.
Of his five receptions, two of them were phenomenal catches — which is about the normal ratio for the talented rookie out of LSU. And while coming back toward the quarterback in an effort to pluck the ball away from a swarming Patrick Peterson was impressive, it was his diving 48-yard catch of an under-thrown Matthew Stafford pass that stole the offensive show on Sunday night.
"Stafford just put it out there," Beckham Jr. said. "I saw it late and it was kind of breaking left, so I just broke and dove after it and thankfully I came up with it."
And to think, Beckham Jr. managed that catch on top of everything else he did this past season despite playing with two tears in his hamstring — two tears that left him playing at about 80% and without his "extra gear."Read more... Join the Conversation...