Versatile running back that can make an impact in a variety of ways for the Tigers … Had a breakout season for the Tigers in 2018, finishing second on the team in rushing yards (658) and touchdowns (7) … Is the veteran in the LSU running back room and he’s the leading returning rusher for the Tigers in 2019… One of the top kick returners in the SEC … 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-pround frame … 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 … Another local product that chose to make LSU his college home … For career, has played in 26 games and has rushed for 689 yards and 7 TDs on 155 carries … Other career stats include 14 receptions for 142 yards and 663 kickoff return yards on 30 returns.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
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.
CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE'S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Rushing attempts: 20 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2018
Rushing yards: 145 vs. Georgia, 2018
Rushing TDs: 2 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2018
Long rush: 47 vs. Georgia, 2018
CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE'S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 3 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Receiving yards: 38 vs. Alabama, 2018
Receiving TDs: 0
Long reception: 30 vs. Alabama, 2018
CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE'S CAREER KICK RETURN HIGHS
Kick returns: 3, 2x (Last: vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl; First: vs. Chattanooga, 2017
Kick return yards: 110 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Long kick return: 77 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl