Beckham's one-handed grab one of many in NFL

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes a one-handed catch while warming up to play against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The one-handed catch by Odell Beckham Jr. that became the most talked-about play from Sunday did more than just boost his standing with the New York Giants, it paid off a routine growing popular among many skill players of practicing the impractical, one-handed circus grab. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (33) goes for the ball in the Div. 1 NCAA football game between the LSU Tigers and the Northwestern State Demons at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 49-3. (Credit Image: © Donald Page/Southcreek Global/ZUMAPRESS.com)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) reacts after making a one-handed catch for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) celebrates with teammates after making a touchdown catch against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pre-game warmups.

It paid off for the rookie receiver.

Beckham's spectacular, leaping, right-handed grab while falling backward and drawing an interference penalty was the talk of the NFL and the Internet on Monday.

Everyone from LeBron James to Hollywood celebs Elizabeth Banks and John Cusack marveled at Beckham's touchdown catch in the New York Giants' loss to Dallas on Sunday night.

"The greatest catch I've ever seen," said James, who was an All-Ohio wide receiver in high school.

Banks tweeted: "Just back from the (hash)AMAs and seeing replay of that Odell Beckman Jr. catch. OMG that was sick."

Cusack compared it to David Tyree's helmet grab in the Super Bowl and Lynn Swann's diving reception in an earlier Super Bowl.

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Beckham, however, does it every day in practice and before games. This catch just happened to be in front of a national television audience against the Cowboys. His teammates, coaches and anyone who watched him play weren't surprised.

"He practices that one-handed snag," said Eli Manning, who also threw the pass to Tyree that helped the Giants beat New England. "He's got big hands and great concentration and he can make those plays. That was a pretty great one."

Beckham practicing one-hand catches during warm up:

Beckham made several stunning catches at LSU, including a diving, one-handed grab against Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

"I saw him and Jarvis (Landry) do things like that on the practice field all the time. I mean all the time," LSU coach Les Miles said. "They finally caught one on camera, I guess. It's something that we would have expected."

NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth, a three-time Pro Bowl receiver in the `80s, repeated: "That might be the greatest catch I've ever seen."

When asked about working on one-handed catches recently, Beckham said: "It's something you just have to practice. The opportunity sometimes presents itself and you know you want to be prepared. That is one of those things that I have been doing for a long time. Jarvis Landry and I would always do that every day in practice. We wouldn't compete, but we would see who could make the most ridiculous catch."

Many players work on one-handed catches in practice and afterward on the JUGS machine. It's not just receivers, either.

Two-time All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt catches balls one-handed before games, too. Of course, Watt has actually lined up as a receiver and has two TD catches this season.

"It's partially just hand-eye coordination before the game and it's partially to warm up the hands a little bit, partially for fun," Watt said. "The more you can do, the better athlete you can (be), the better you're going to be on the field. It's all part of it."

San Francisco's Stevie Johnson said you can practice the one-handed catches by tossing the ball in the air and out of view and then trying to catch it, but when it comes to games, it's a natural instinct for a soft-handed wideout - with a little assist from those sticky receiver gloves they wear, too.

"It's a little bit of both, the gloves and his talent," Johnson said. "It was a solid catch."

Several players have made amazing one-handed catches this season, including Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin, Chicago's Brandon Marshall, New England's Rob Gronkowski, Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin and Miami's Mike Wallace.

Buffalo's Robert Woods got into the act Monday night against the New York Jets. Woods appeared to get his left arm tangled a bit with a defender, so he reached up with his right, gently bobbling the ball at first before controlling it with that one hand for a 27-yard gain.

Benjamin rated Beckham's grab a 9.0 and joked that he only gets a 10 if he would've caught it with his eyes closed. Unlike Beckham and others, the Panthers rookie doesn't practice one-handed catches.

"One-handed catches are just reaction catches," he said. "You just go to that zone at the moment. It's entertainment."

Swann put Beckham's catch into perspective.

"I don't know how many times you throw that pass and how many times you actually catch it," the Hall of Famer said. "He threw it to him one time, he caught it, and for a touchdown. There are a couple of things that make it phenomenal. Fact he caught it with two fingers and a thumb and didn't use all of his hand. He stopped that baby with two fingers and his thumb, that's hard to do."

Colts veteran Reggie Wayne often draws a large crowd when he practices one-handed catches on a JUGS machine. His coach, Chuck Pagano, encourages players to work on it.

"If you make them in practice, you'll make them in games," Pagano said. "And that's what we talk about all the time. It's all about preparation."

Wallace catches 100 balls per hand each day. He also thinks those super-sticky gloves are helping guys make these plays.

"Anything you do, if you practice it, you'll get better," Wallace said.

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