Odell Beckham, Jr. has had a lot of ups and downs over the course of what could be a Hall-of-Fame caliber career when it’s all said and done, culminating with the punching of his ticket to Super Bowl LVI for Sunday, February 13.
Beckham was picked up by the Los Angeles Rams back in November of 2021, and has since become a security blanket of sorts for quarterback Matthew Stafford, proving his dependability and versatility in the Rams’ win over San Francisco on Sunday yet again.
‘OBJ’ racked up 9 catches for 113 yards on the evening, helping stake the Rams to a 20-17 victory over the 49ers.
Following the game Beckham, who departed from Cleveland earlier this season in a dramatic turn of events, had the chance to celebrate with someone near and dear to his heart: his mother Heather, as captured in a video by @KaraHenderson on Twitter.
The video shows the heartfelt embrace at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood after the game.
— KHS (@KaraHenderson) January 31, 2022
The video shows the lighter side of a world-class athlete and receiver who has often lamented the way the media has portrayed him over the course of his NFL career, now in its eighth season.
Beckham’s mother, full name Heather Van Norman, was an NCAA Champion sprinter during her college days at LSU, as shown in the video below.
Beckham, Jr. is still just 29 years old, and the best could be yet to come for the former New York Giant, Cleveland Brown, and LSU Tiger from New Orleans, Louisiana.
While Beckham has gotten a bad rap because of his sideline “antics” over the years, this video shows a bit more of his true character.
His decision to join the Rams, and to back up his lofty status with All-Pro caliber performances in the playoffs, has shown once again the strength of his competitive side.
In 2019, Beckham was quoted as saying that the reason for his sideline and other frustrations is because he cares about winning that badly.
“I want to win the same way he wants to win,” Beckham said about seven-time champion Tom Brady according to Boston.com in a 2019 interview about his sideline episodes.
While Beckham is often portrayed as a me-first player, he insisted he plays the game for the right reasons — and sharing the joys of victory with his “Momma Bear” is just one part of it.
“Whether I hit a kicking net or whether I do whatever,” Beckham said in 2019, “I want to win that bad. I care about winning more than anything.”
Like mother, like son.