A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ODELL

Sat, 16 Jul '22
Beckham of the N.F.L.
Sun, 10 Apr '22
N.F.L. star ___ Beckham Jr.
Mon, 5 Jul '21
Wide receiver ___ Beckham Jr.
Sat, 23 Jan '21
Star N.F.L. receiver ___ Beckham Jr.