Odell Beckham -- I Didn't Pursue Soccer ... 'Cause I'd Miss My Family Too Much
Odell Beckham Jr.I Didn't Pursue Soccer Career'Cause I'd Miss My Family Too Much
12/14/2014 9:21 AM PT
Like you need ANOTHER reason to like Odell Beckham Jr.????
Well, here we go -- 'cause the NY Giants receiver says he turned down an amazing opportunity to join the U.S. National soccer program when he ws a kid ... because he'd miss his family too much.
Beckham Jr. -- who's also a hardcore sneakerhead -- was at the opening of the OG Sole sneaker shop in Jersey this weekend when he explained why he chose football ... instead of leaving his family and pursuing a career in soccer at 14-years-old.
In fact, OBJ also picked his college to stay close to his fam -- choosing LSU instead of any other program in the country ... just so he could stay local.
Things worked out.
Fun Fact -- Odell says he has more than ONE HUNDRED pairs of sneakers ... including a pair of the most sought after kicks in the shoe game.