In line for a breakout year in 2018 as he’s coming off a tremendous spring … Plays much bigger than his 5-foot-8, 208-pround frame … Defenders tend to lose track of him behind LSU’s huge offensive line … Can squirt through the smallest crease for positive yards … Very elusive runner with breakaway speed … Also an asset in the passing game with reliable hands out of the backfield … Doubles as a threat on LSU’s kickoff return team … Another local product that chose to make LSU his college home.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Saw action in all 13 games on special teams and totaled nine carries at running back … Led the team 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.
CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE'S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Rush attempts: 6 vs. BYU, Sep 2, 2017
Rush yards: 28 vs. BYU, Sep 2, 2017 (6 carries)
Long rush: 10 vs. BYU, Sep 2, 2017
CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE'S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 2 vs. BYU, Sep 2, 2017
Receiving yards: 27 vs. Texas A&M, Nov 25, 2017 (1 reception)
Long reception: 27 vs. Texas A&M, Nov. 25, 2017
CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE'S CAREER KICK RETURN HIGHS
Kick returns: 3 vs. Chattanooga, Sep 9, 2017
Kick return yards: 72 vs. Chattanooga, Sep 9, 2017
Long kick return: 26 vs. Chattanooga, Sep 9, 2017