The first profile is on LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr.. I love this profile because it gives an inside look on how Beckham Jr. got his speed. And I mean a really inside look. His parents recall the details of his birth. And I found it really interesting how Beckham Jr.’s life really started in college, with his dad taking him from class to class when his dad was in college and he was a baby. I think the best profiles can be found by interviewing an athlete’s parents.
I love this profile, not only because Jadeveon Clowney is such an interesting creature, but because I love how the lead pulls me in. It highlights the specific moment when Clowney realized he was going to attend the University of South Carolina. The profile then goes into all the different schools that wanted to get him and how South Carolina was successful in getting Clowney. It is really a great article and a great insight for anyone that enjoys watching college football.