Player Spotlight: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
Featured Mouth Guards: Clyde Edward’s mouth guard is the skull teeth yellow, the military flying tiger, and the 3D Beast chrome gold.
Born on April 11, 1999, Clyde Edwards-Helaire is an American Football player playing for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Playing as a Freshman
As a freshman in Catholic High School, Clyde was the first freshman to play on the varsity football team. He played in each of the 13 Tiger games and rushed 9 times for 31 yards.
He was ranked 15th in the state of Louisiana and was considered a 3-star prospect. His record earned him scholarships by the state of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Cincinnati and Vanderbilt. He then joined the LSU and contributed to the team’s 15 consecutive wins. Playing for the LSU, Clyde was regarded as the biggest player of the year because of his blocking skills.
He was named the starting running back for LSU and contributed greatly to the team’s victory of 46-41 against Alabama. He has three touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards and caught 9 passes for 77 yards.
He completed the regular season with 1.414 rushing yards, 453 yards of receiving, 17=6 touchdowns for 215 carries and 16 kicks for 214 yards.
During an NFL combine that took place in February, this former LSU player ran a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash and did 15 reps of the 225-pound bench press. He also did a 39.5-inch vertical jump. Also, speed has always been his greatest strength and it is impossible to catch especially if he goes from 30 to 40 yards in.
During a match against the Alabama, he managed 4 touchdowns and 180 yards. He also delivered an exceptional performance against the Arkansas with a total of 188 yards on 6 carries, averaging to 31.3 yards for every rush.
He employs incredibly good jump cut and impressive spin moves that can make other players miss the hole. Other than being an excellent runner, he also knows how to stay low to the ground is guaranteed to catch several passes in the team’s offense. He will add a boost to the Chiefs already perfect offense in the NFL.
He is also good at receiving as he was able to catch 55 passes for 453 yards, making him top all the other players in the draft. In fact, none of the other top 5 players was able to receive 30 balls.
Playing for the Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Season
In 2020, Clyde entered his first season with the Kansas City Chiefs. During the 2020 NFL Draft, the Chiefs originally selected him to enter the NFL in the first-round pick (32nd overall). He took the position of running back after former Chief’s Damien Williams decided to drop out of the season.
Clyde made his debut in week one and had an outstanding start. He rushed 25 times for 138 yards and managed to score a rushing touchdown of 34-20 against the Houston Texans. This made him earn the reputation of being the youngest player in the history of NFL to rush for 130 yards and score a touchdown. Other than his amazing performance, something else that stood out was his sports mouth guard.
This running back player is best known for his proactive athleticism and excellent lower body strength. Despite being a running back rookie, Clyde has a promising broken-tackle rate and is without doubt one of the best pass-catching backs in the NFL draft.
Clyde has had a successful history despite his limitations in size. Weighing 5-8, 210 pounds, he has managed to succeed in professional football and made it to the 2020 NFL draft. Although his height has been an issue on the field, Clyde has proved that it has not been an issue in his career.