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#22 Clyde Edwards-Helaire Season 2019

Running Back
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Catholic HS

No. 32 Pick in 2020 NFL Draft | Kansas City Chiefs | Details
2019 LSU Football MVP
2019 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2019 All-SEC First Team (AP, unanimous; Coaches)
Paul Hornung Award Finalist
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (at Alabama)

Versatile running back that made plays in a variety of ways during his three seasons at LSU … One of the top running backs in school history and perhaps the best at pass-catching out of the backfield to ever play for the Tigers … In just one season as a starter, finished career with 2,123 rushing yards and added another 595 receiving yards …Ranks No. 15 in school history in career rushing yards and holds the LSU single-season record for receptions by a running back (55) … Put together one of the best seasons for a running back in school history in 2019 with 1,414 rushing yards and 453 receiving yards on 55 receptions … His 1,414 rushing yards ranks as the third-highest single-season total in LSU history … Had a big impact on Joe Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy as well as the Tigers going 15-0 and claiming the school’s fourth national title in January of 2020 …  Shifty runner that is tough to bring down … Short frame allows him to get “lost” behind LSU’s offensive line, making it tough for defenders to find … Plays much bigger than his 5-foot-8, 208-pound frame … Can squirt through the smallest crease for positive yards … Very elusive runner with breakaway speed … For career, played in 41 games with 14 starts, all coming as a junior in 2019 … Named LSU’s MVP and permanent team captain for the Tigers in 2019 … Opted for forgo final season of eligibility and entered the 2020 NFL Draft.

Played in 15 games with 14 starts … Returned to full strength for the national championship game after being limited against Oklahoma due to a leg injury (only missed start of the season) … Rushed for 110 yards and 15 carries and caught five passes for 54 yards in 42-25 win over Clemson in CFP National Championship game … Finished season with 1,414 rushing yards and 16 TDs … Caught 55 passes for 453 yards and a TD … First team All-SEC and a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in college football … Led SEC in rushing TDs (16) and finished No. 2 in the league in rushing yards … Second in the SEC in all-purpose yards (2,081) and all-purpose yards per game (138.7) and fifth in rushing yards per game (94.3) …  Set LSU single-season record for receptions by a running back with 55 … Rushed for 100 or more yards seven times, six coming in SEC games … LSU was 7-0 in those games … Went over the 2,000-yard mark for his career against Oklahoma … His 2,123 rushing yards for a career ranks No. 15 in LSU history … The 20th player in LSU history to eclipse 1,000 yards on the ground in a season … Went over the 1,000-yard mark on a career-long 89-yard TD run against Arkansas … The 89-yard run was the fifth-longest in school history … Totaled 118 all-purpose yards in the SEC Championship game with 61 yards receiving and 57 coming on the ground … Finished with 87 yards on the ground and a touchdown on 18 carries against Texas A&M … Set a career high for rushing yards with 188 yards and matched his high for touchdowns with three on just six attempts against Arkansas … Rushed for a then career-high 172 yards and a touchdown on 23 attempts at Ole Miss … Named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after totaling 103 yards on the ground and three touchdowns on 20 carries at Alabama … Also had a career-high nine receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Crimson Tide … Scored on a 13-yard TD pass from Joe Burrow with six seconds left in the first half against Alabama to put the Tigers up 33-13 at halftime … Ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on 26 attempts against No. 9 Auburn … Scored from six yards out with 4:58 left in the third quarter to give the Tigers the lead for good … Against No. 7 Florida, rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries for an average of 10.3 yards per attempt … Ripped off runs of 10, 57 and 39 against the Gators … Scored on a 39-yard run in the first half and 5-yard run in the second half against Florida … Finished with 72 yards on 14 attempts against Utah State … Surpassed 100 yards for the third time in his career with 106 yards and one touchdown on 14 attempts at Vanderbilt … Rushed for 50 yards and career-high two touchdowns on 13 attempts against Northwestern State … Totaled 87 yards on 15 attempts against Texas … Scored a crucial 12-yard touchdown against UT with 9:58 remaining in the fourth quarter to extend LSU’s lead to 9 … Started his first career game in the season opener against Georgia Southern and was LSU’s leading rusher with 45 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.

Played in all 13 games with no starts … Finished second on the team with 658 rushing yards to go with seven TDs … Added 11 receptions for 96 yards … Led LSU and ranked No. 12 in the SEC in all-purpose yards with 90.0 per game … Averaged 24.5 yards on 17 kickoff returns, which ranked No. 5 in the SEC … Capped year with 416 kickoff return yards … Recorded two 100-yard rushing games as a sophomore … Had breakout game in LSU’s biggest win of the season as he rushed for a career-best 145 yards in win over second-ranked Georgia … Averaged 7.6 yards per carry against a Georgia defense that went into the game leading the SEC in total defense …  Had a 47-yard run vs. Georgia that setup a LSU touchdown that gave the Tigers a 10-0 lead in the second quarter … Rushed for 136 yards and a pair of TDs in win over Louisiana Tech … Gave LSU a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard run on the Tigers’ first possession of the game vs. Auburn … Scored at least one TD in four straight games vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Auburn, Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss … Scored TD on a 13-yard run in third quarter vs. Arkansas that put LSU up 21-3 … Threw an 11-yard TD pass to Tory Carter in fifth overtime against Texas A&M, giving the Tigers a 58-52 lead … Took the opening kickoff against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl 77 yards to the UCF 16-yard line to setup a LSU field goal to open the contest … Added 32 rushing yards and another 25 receiving yards against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl … Added a 57 yards kickoff return vs. Alabama.

Saw action in all 13 games … Played mainly on special teams, but added 31 rushing yards on nine attempts on offense … Caught three passes for 46 yards … Led the Tigers with 13 kick returns for 247 yards … Finished with three returns for 72 yards against Chattanooga … Also returned kicks against Mississippi State, Syracuse, Troy, Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Notre Dame … Rushed for a career-high six carries and 28 yards in the season opener against BYU.

One of the top running backs in the state of Louisiana … A four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN … Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout … Listed as high as the No. 10 prospect in Louisiana by ESPN, where he was also No. 219 in the country … Regarded as the No. 5 running back in the Scout composite rankings … Carried the ball 58 times for 496 yards and 10 touchdowns during senior season … Named the 2015 Class 5A Championship Most Outstanding Player after leading Catholic High to a 31-28 victory against Archbishop Rummel High School as he caught eight passes for a record 161 yards and rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown … Competed in the Red Stick Bowl at the conclusion of his senior season and scored the first touchdown of the game … Participant in Nike’s The Opening in Oregon … Became the first freshman to play varsity football in head coach Dale Weiner’s 29 seasons at Catholic High School.

Parents are Shannon and Tonge Helaire … Born April 11, 1999 … Majoring in sport administration.

Rushing attempts: 26 vs. Auburn, 2019
Rushing yards: 188 vs. Arkansas, 2019
Rushing TDs: 3, 2x (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2019)
Long rush: 89 (TD) vs. Arkansas, 2019

Receptions: 9 at Alabama, 2019
Receiving yards: 77 at Alabama, 2019
Receiving TDs: 1 at Alabama, 2019
Long reception: 30 vs. Alabama, 2018

Kick returns: 3, 3x (Last: vs. Northwestern State, 2019)
Kick return yards: 110 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Long kick return: 77 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl

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