As a junior in 2013, he combined with Jarvis Landry to form one of the best wide receiver duos in college football. On September 7, in the game against UAB, Beckham had five receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns and returned a failed field goal attempt for a record-long 109 yards and a touchdown (this record would be tied by Auburn's Chris Davis later that year against the Alabama Crimson Tide). On October 5, against SEC West rival Mississippi State, Beckham had a then-career high 179 receiving yards with two touchdowns. Against the Furman Paladins on October 26, Beckham had six receptions for a collegiate career-high 204 yards and two touchdowns. He was a first and second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection. In his role as a wide receiver and return specialist, Beckham was named the winner of the 2013 Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in major college football. He finished the 2013 season with 57 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns. He led the SEC with 32 kickoff returns for 845 net yards in the 2013 season.