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Odell Beckham Jr announces he’s become a father and introduces baby Zydn

Written by Doug Rush

During Super Bowl 56, Odell Beckham Jr was expecting the birth of his first child anyway, as he was seen hugging girlfriend Lauren Wood’s baby bump.

On Instagram, Odell announced the couple’s birth of their first child, baby Zydn.

As you can see in the photo, Beckham is recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in the Super Bowl win vs the Cincinnati Bengals; surgery that happened this past Tuesday.

Despite the injury, what an incredible week for Beckham, who wins his first Super Bowl and then has his first child.

Congrats to the Beckham family on Baby Zydn.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.