|Full Name:||Clyde Edwards-Helaire|
|Place of Birth:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Parents:||Tonge, Clyde Helaire Sr.|
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career
Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Out of LSU, Edwards-Helaire was selected with the final pick of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
After winning a National Championship at LSU, Edwards-Helaire is looking to help the Chiefs repeat as Super Bowl champions during the 2020 season.
From day one, Edwards-Helaire has been the Chiefs starting running back and is putting himself in the conversation for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Football Career
Clyde Edwards-Helaire played high school football at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up with fellow LSU teammate Derrius Guice. Edwards-Helaire was the first freshman to play varsity at Catholic High in over 30 years. Edwards-Helaire was also a star track athlete.
In his senior season, Edwards-Elaire rushed just 58 times but had 496 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was the Louisiana 5A State Championship Game MVP after totaling 249 yards and a touchdown.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire was considered a four-star recruit and elected to play football at LSU. While he did play in all 13 games as a rookie, he was mostly a special teams player. He had just nine carries his freshman season. In his sophomore season, he was second on the team with 658 rushing yards.
Heading into his junior season, Edwards-Helaire was named the LSU starting running back. He finished the regular season with 1,414 rushing yards, third-most in school history. He added in 453 receiving yards and totaled 17 touchdowns. Edwards-Helaire was a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award. He rushed for 110 yards on 16 carries in the National Championship Game win over Clemson.
He announced he would be foregoing his senior season and entering the 2020 NFL Draft.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire was selected with the final pick of the first round, 32nd overall, by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Edwards-Helaire became the Chiefs starting running back after Damien Williams opted out of the season.
In his first career NFL start, Edwards-Helaire rushed 25 times for 138 yards and one touchdown. He became the youngest player in NFL history to run for at least 130 yards in their debut.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings
Clyde Edwards-Helaire signed a four-year deal worth $10.8 million after being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. He received a $5.4 million signing bonus. He is set to earn an average of $2.7 million per year on this contract. As a result, he has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Personal Life
Clyde-Edwards-Helaire has a hyphenated name due to his stepfather. The Edwards name is from his biological father, who was arrested for cocaine possession when Clyde was younger. Helaire is the name of his stepfather. He legally changed his name when he was 14 to honor both.
Clyde has one sister, Madee, who has a form of muscular dystrophy.
His girlfriend’s name is Desiree Jones. They currently have no children.
Awards & Achievements
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Quotes
- "That's the most emotion I've showed in a game since playground park ball.”
- "I looked at the chains, and I needed a solid play to do what we came here to do."
- “I’ll take that play to my grave.”
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fun Facts
- Changed his named to Edwards-Helaire when he was 14 to honor both father and stepfather
- Grew up with fellow LSU and NFL running back Derrius Guice
- Involved in a fatal self-defense shooting while in college
- First freshman to play varsity football at his high school in over 30 years
- He is an avid hunter
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