OBJ: Catch changed my life

Beckham Jr, who was drafted in by the Giants before the start of the 2014 NFL season, admitted “everything was different” after catching the ball in the air while almost extended in a backstroke motion.

The Giants went on to lose the game 31-28, but the 22-year-old’s acrobatics caught the public’s attention with 23,000 tweets per minute on the night and over 460,000 mentions on social media in the hours after the game.

The former Louisiana State University star finished an incredible campaign with 91 receptions, 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games as the AFC East Giants finished with a 6-10-0 record, failing to reach the playoffs.

However, Beckham Jr won a number of accolades, including being named Offensive Rookie of the Year, as well as making it to the Pro Bowl.

“My life just hasn’t been the same,” wide receiver Beckham Jr, who was making his first trip outside of America, told Sky Sports News. “To be made like that early in my career that night and from then on, everything is just different.

“It was like your birthday on steroids – so many texts – it was just coming from everybody.

“It was fun to an extent, but at the same time it’s part of what you do.

“I definitely have to say it’s a successful year, a lot of fun and I know that my phone battery felt like 460,000 of them.

“It’s fun to see people’s reaction and I got some good laughs out of some of those.”

“We want to get to the Superbowl (next year),” he added. “At the end of the day you want to be a champion so that’s what you have got to shoot for and I won’t shoot for anything less.”

Beckham Jr was at Tottenham’s training ground where he was joined by American goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

Six teams will play a series of three games at Wembley in autumn this year as the UK fan base grows.

The Miami Dolphins host New York Jets on October 4 before Jacksonville Jaguars face Buffalo Bills three weeks later. The series then wraps up with Kansas City Chiefs hosting Detroit Lions on Sunday November 1.

The veteran shot-stopper believes it’s just a matter of time before London gets an NFL franchise.

“I’ve been over here for 23 years and when I first came over you got highlights every now and again but this city and this country is ready for a full-time team to be honest with you.

“All the games are sold-out in minutes at Wembley, so the NFL has come on.”

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