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Odell Beckham Jr: David Beckham Told Me to Keep the Legacy Going

Odell Beckham Jr: David Beckham Told Me to Keep the Legacy Going

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jnr lit up the world of football in the States last year.

But what you probably didn’t know is he’s a massive fan of traditional football as well.

By Ross Brady – @RossBrady29

One of his childhood heroes is his namesake David Beckham, and the NFL offensive rookie of the year beamed talking about meeting the former Manchester United and Real Madrid ace.

He said:

I got to meet one of my childhood idols since I could ever remember, and a guy I probably watched since I was four or five years old, David Beckham.

It was a pretty surreal moment for me, meeting a guy who I’ve crowned about being a relative with of all this time.

Like a kid again, you are just excited.

Beckham Jnr had the greatest season for a rookie wide receiver in NFL history, despite only featuring in 12 games.

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And the former England captain told him to keep it up, and add to the Beckham brand.

Odell said:

He just told me, keep the legacy going.

He told me he had watched for me throughout the season, catching bits and pieces of it in London and LA, wherever he’s at.

But he’s been keeping up with me and watching me, and just to keep up the family name.

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