Clyde Edwards-Helaire Height, Weight, Family, Education, Biography

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Height, Weight, Family, Education, Biography
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 95 kg
Date of Birth April 11, 1999
Zodiac Sign Aries
Girlfriend Desiree Jones

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is an American professional football player who has represented the Kansas City Chiefs (2020-Present), as a running back, in the National Football League (NFL). He had been picked 32nd overall in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs after a stellar college career where he had helped Louisiana State University to a ‘College Football Playoff National Championship’ title in 2020, their 4th national championship but their first ever in the College Football Playoff era.

Born Name

Clyde Edwards Jr.

Nick Name

Clydesdale, Clyde the Glide

Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Clyde Edwards-Helaire / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Residence

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Clyde had attended Catholic High School, a private, Catholic college-preparatory day school, in his hometown of Baton Rouge. After his high school graduation in 2017, he had joined Louisiana State University and had represented their football team, LSU Tigers, until announcing that he would forgo his senior season to enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

Occupation

Professional American Football Player

Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2017
Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2017 (Clyde Edwards-Helaire / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Clyde Edwards Sr.
  • Mother – Tonge Helaire
  • Siblings – Maddee Helaire (Younger Half-Sister), Shannon Helaire (Step-Father)
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Position

Running Back

Jersey Number

25 – Kansas City Chiefs

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

95 kg or 209.5 lbs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020
Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020 (Clyde Edwards-Helaire / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Clyde has dated –

  1. Desiree Jones (2013-Present) – Clyde had started dating Desiree Jones in 2013 when they were both entering high school together. Their relationship continued through college when they both attended Louisiana State University where she was studying child and family studies and he was playing college football.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Close-cropped hair
  • Sports a thick beard
  • Affable smile
Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020
Clyde Edwards-Helaire as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020 (Clyde Edwards-Helaire / Instagram)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Facts

  1. Just 6 months after his birth, Clyde’s biological father, Clyde Edwards Sr., was arrested for possession of cocaine and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was later raised by his mother and his stepfather Shannon Helaire.
  2. When he was 14 years old, he had met with an attorney and had his name changed legally from Clyde Edwards Jr. to Clyde Edwards-Helaire to honor both his biological father and his stepfather. It was around this time that his father was released from prison early for good behavior after having served nearly half of his sentence.
  3. At Catholic High School, he was the first player in their then head coach Dale Weiner’s 29-year tenure to have played on the varsity football team as a freshman. A multi-skilled athlete, he also used to compete in track & field events in high school.
  4. In the junior year of his college football career, he had recorded 1,414 rushing yards which were then the 3rd-most in a single season in his college’s history.
  5. In December 2018, he was involved in a near-fatal self-defense shooting when he was involved in a sudden squabble in Scotlandville, Louisiana.
  6. In Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, he had become the youngest player in NFL history to have rushed for at least 130 yards and score a touchdown in his debut NFL game. He had rushed for 138 yards and had also scored a rushing touchdown in a 34–20 win for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Houston Texans.

Featured Image by Clyde Edwards-Helaire / Instagram

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