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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Terron Beckham is getting a chance to follow in his famous cousin's footsteps.

The Jets invited the 5-foot-11, 223-pound running back, a cousin of Giants All-Pro receiver Odell Beckham, to attend their rookie minicamp this week as a tryout.

Terron Beckham's agent announced on Twitter late Saturday — hours after the NFL draft concluded — that the Jets offered his client an opportunity.

Beckham, 23, who last played football in high school, also posted a picture of himself on Instagram , shirtless and slightly covered by a Jets logo graphic. "What a time, to be alive," he wrote.

The camp invite continues Beckham's surprising rise. A year ago, the chiseled athlete was working to cultivate a personal training business in New York. That was before he ran into TEST Sports Clubs CEO Kevin Dunn at a bodybuilding event and impressed with his vertical leap and his bloodlines. His pro day workout drew scouts from various NFL teams, and he delivered impressive numbers: benching 225 pounds 36 times, vertical leap of 44½ inches and running the 40 between 4.40 and 4.53 seconds.

DRAFT: Thirty of the 107 college players who came out early this year were undrafted, more than one-third, collegefootballtalk.com reported.

BEARS: Veteran safety and former Hurricanes standout Antrel Rolle, 33, was released.

Times wires 05/01/16 [Last modified: Sunday, May 1, 2016 9:51pm]
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