Being named Pro Football Focus Rookie of the Year was nice. New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has now earned a much more prestigious honor, having been voted Pro Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year.
The award is voted on by members of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).
Beckham Jr., a first-round pick (No. 12 overall) out of LSU, had 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in only 12 games. His 108.8 yards per game average was the highest figure by a rookie in NFL history. He led the league in game receiving yards in each of his last six contests, the longest streak ever by a NFL rookie. Beckham had 130, 143, 148 and 185 yards in his last four games to become the first NFL rookie to have four consecutive 100-yard games since Pittsburgh's Jimmy Orr in 1958. He also had 10 or more receptions in a game four times, the first rookie in NFL history to accomplish the feat.
Beckham Jr. is the first Giants player to be selected Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald of the St. Louis Rams was voted Defensive Rookie of the Year.
2014 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
QB - Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
RB - Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals; Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
WR - Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TE - Jace Amaro, New York Jets
C - Corey Linsley, Green Bay Packers
LB - Chris Borland, San Francisco 49ers; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
CB - Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; E.J. Gaines, St. Louis Rams
S - Deone Bucannon, Arizona Cardinals; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers
PK - Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles
P - Pat O'Donnell, Chicago Bears
KR - Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
PR - De'Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs
ST - Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles