Odell Beckham Jr. has captivated the NFL world in his first two professional seasons with one impressive catch after another.

Odell Beckham Jr. And Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela Re-create Giants WR’s One-Handed Catch

This time, however, the New York Giants wide receiver added a twist to his catch attempt.

As part of an NFL promotional trip to London on Tuesday, Beckham teamed up with Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela to attempt a “45-yard drop kick one-handed catch,” in an effort to re-create a spectacular snag the 23-year-old receiver made during his rookie season with the Giants, in a game against the Dallas Cowboys on November 23, 2014. Beckham beat Dallas cornerback Brandon Carr to complete a jaw-dropping, one-handed reception that ended with him falling backwards into the end-zone to score a touchdown after a pass from Eli Manning. Extensive replay later showed Beckham actually caught the ball with three fingers.

The Cowboys won that game, but the young wideout’s catch ended up making headlines. He also made another diving, one-handed touchdown catch against the Washington Redskins last season.


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On Tuesday, Lamela played the role of quarterback for Beckham, feeding him long lob passes by dropping the ball for a short bounce and then kicking it to the receiver.

Beckham and the 24-year-old Argentina international soaked up the London sun and also took photos and exchanged jerseys. Lamela posed with a Giants jersey, while Beckham got his hands on a Tottenham Spurs home kit.

Beckham– the 12th overall pick out of LSU in 2014, also displayed his skills on the soccer field.

“It’s just never going to be the same,” Beckham told Sky Sports News. “Made a play like that early in my career and that night from then on, everything was just different. It was like being your birthday on steroids. Everybody’s texting you through the roof.”

The Giants are due to play the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham on October 23, and the receiver’s visit was part of the English club’s partnership with the NFL.

The Spurs agreed to a 10-year deal with the NFL to host at least two games each season in their new 61,000-seat stadium, which is due to open for the 2018-2019 season.

Beckham also stated that he believes the best cornerback in the NFL is the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson. 

“I think the best cornerback in the league, I haven’t got the experience of playing against — Patrick Peterson,” Beckham said Tuesday in London.

“(Peterson is) by far one of the best in the game, hands down,” Beckham continued. “He’s going to follow you from your house, to his house, to the sidelines, to the cricket field.”

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 20: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants reacts after a scuffle in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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