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Odell Beckham Jr's 'Him' university intro confuses fans during Bucs game

Joshua Rogers January 23, 2022
Odell Beckham Jr's 'Him' university intro confuses fans during Bucs game
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Odell Beckham Jr’s ‘Him’ university intro confuses fans during the Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. Many people took to social media asking for an explanation about what the joke meant.

The Los Angeles Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in a truly mouthwatering NFL Divisional Round game. The matchup is packed full of star names, including Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford, Odell Beckham Jr, and more, with a place in the NFC title game up for grabs.

Odell Beckham Jr’s says he went to ‘Him’ university in intro

During many NFL primetime games, players often introduce themselves and state their alma maters on camera. This was no different during the Rams vs Bucs game. However, Odell Beckham Jr’s intro, saying he attended ‘Him’ University, caused some confusion, especially when he actually went to LSU.

Fans were understandably confused, and it appears the attempt at humour fell a little flat, as people failed to get the joke.

Someone else explained the meaning behind OBJ’s ‘Him’ University. One person wrote: ‘HIM = His Imperial Majesty. It’s Kevin Gates, a Louisiana thing. Him [OBJ] and Gates cool from Baton Rouge.’

Kevin Gates is an American rapper from Baton Route, Louisiana, the same place where OBJ is from. ‘I’m Him’ is the second studio album from Gates, and was released in 2019.

Jalen Ramsey’s RPT meaning explained

Similarly, Jalen Ramsey introduced himself as having attended RPT college, despite the fact he played college football at Florida State.

RPT actually stands for Ramsey Performance Training, which is Lamont Ramsey’s (Jalen’s dad’s) company, which helped trained Jalen and his brother Jamal when they were younger.

By saying RPT was his college, not Florida State, Ramsey is essentially saying that’s where he honed his craft and became the player he is today.

Players often have fun with their intros

Players will often say their high schools instead of their colleges. They are ultimately free to say whatever they want, so they can be as creative or funny with their intros as they decide.

A lot of players may feel that they especially honed their skills at high school, and owe more to them for their careers, so mention them instead.

Other well-known, and funny, intro examples over the years include Randy Moss saying Rand University in 2012, Tony Gonzalez’s Anchorman/Ron Burgundy reference, Terrell Suggs’ Ball So Hard University, and Greg Hardy’s Hogwarts.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.