If you’ve never heard of Terron Beckham, that’s about to change.
Despite the fact that the 23-year-old Beckham never played college football, he’s emerged as an incredibly intriguing prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. Why? Because he’s the definition of a freak athlete.
Beckham worked as a fitness model and personal trainer for the past several years, making a name for himself by showcasing astounding feats of athleticism on social media. How many people on earth can do a Box Jump with 315 pounds on their back?
At 5-foot-11, 230 pounds, Beckham is projected to be a powerful running back at the next level. But wait, there’s more! Beckham’s cousin is New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., so he has elite genetics to go along with his elite athleticism.
Beckham recently got the chance to prove himself at the National Scouting Combine, an event that gives athletes who weren’t invited to the NFL Combine an opportunity to show their stuff to pro scouts. Although the full results aren’t yet available, we do know about his performance on the the Bench Press:
Beckham’s 44 reps would’ve smashed the NFL Combine record for running backs, which currently stands at 36. It also would’ve tied the third best overall result in Combine history. Dontari Poe knocked out 44 reps in 2012. For what it’s worth, Poe is a a 346-pound defensive tackle.
RELATED: Check Out Terron Beckham’s Insane 44-Inch Vertical Jump
STACK recently caught up with Beckham during his combine training at TEST Football Academy in Martinsville, New Jersey, and he shared some of his secrets for the Bench Press. “You have to find what’s comfortable for you, especially in terms of your grip. Are you more shoulder-dominant or are you more tricep-dominant? I’ve found that I’m more tricep-dominant,” Beckham said. “So it’s just small things like that [that] help you get an extra rep or two.” You can see Beckham use a close grip in the above video, which is to be expected of a tricep-dominant athlete.
After his showing at the National Scouting Combine, the buzz about Beckham will continue to get louder. Stay tuned to STACK for continuous updates on Terron’s journey.