Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs and here is everything you should know about him, including his net worth, salary, career, personal life and more

Full name:Clyde Edwards-Helaire 
Birth Place:Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Date of BirthApril 11, 1999
Age23 years old
Father’s Name:Clyde Edwards
Mother’s NameTonge Helaire
Zodiac Sign:Aries
High SchoolCatholic (Baton Rouge)
NationalityAmerican
NFL Debut 2020
Net Worth (2022)$1.5-5 million
PartnerDesiree Jones (GF)
Childrennone
ProfessionProfessional Football Player
Affiliation NFL
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a running back for the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs, was born on April 11, 1999 (NFL). In the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Chiefs selected him from LSU’s football program.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Early life

Edwards-Helaire was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she was born. He went to Catholic High School and was the only freshman to play on the varsity football team in the 29-year coaching career of the team’s then-head coach Dale Weiner.   Edwards-Helaire took part in track and field competitions besides football. As a senior, Edwards-Helaire ran 58 times for 496 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He was also voted the MVP of the 5A State Championship Game when the Bears defeated Archbishop Rummel High School by a score of 31–28 while he also caught eight passes for 161 yards. Edwards-Helaire, a four-star prospect, chose Louisiana State University as his college football home. 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire College career

Edwards-Helaire took part in all 13 of the Tigers’ games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams and rushing nine times for 31 yards.

Edwards-Helaire concluded his sophomore season in second place on the team with 658 rushing yards, seven touchdowns, 11 receptions for 96 yards, and 17 kickoff returns for 416 yards. He gained 136 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in a 38-21 victory over Louisiana Tech, marking his first 100-yard game.  In LSU’s 36-16 victory over Georgia, Edwards-Helaire gained 145 yards on the ground. 

As LSU’s starting running back heading into his junior season, Edwards-Helaire was also on the shortlists for the Maxwell and Paul Hornung Awards.

He contributed significantly to LSU’s 46-41 victory over third-ranked Alabama, rushing for 103 yards and three touchdowns and receiving nine catches for 77 yards and a score. Along with LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, he was awarded the SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week.   Edwards-Helaire was a consensus first-team the league’s coaches named All-SEC selection at running back second-team as an all-purpose performer. He was also the only SEC running back to be named a semifinalist for the Doa.

Edwards-Helaire finished the regular season with 1,414 rushing yards, which ranked third-most in a single season in school history, and 16 touchdowns on 215 carries, 453 receiving yards, and Edwards-Helaire carried 16 times for 110 yards and caught five catches for 54 yards in LSU’s 42-25 victory over third-ranked Clemson in the 2020 National Championship Game after playing minimally against Oklahoma in the 2019 Peach Bowl because of a hamstring injury. Edwards-Helaire declared after the season ended he would skip his senior year to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Professional career

The Kansas City Chiefs picked Edwards-Helaire as the 32nd overall choice in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

After Damien Williams forewent the 2020 campaign, Edwards-Helaire started his career with the Chiefs in Week 1. He carried 25 times for 138 yards and a rushing touchdown in his first career start as the team defeated the Houston Texans 34–20. He made NFL history by being the player to carry for at least 130 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut at 21.

He carried 26 times for 161 rushing yards in Week 6’s 26-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills. In Week 11’s 35-31 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, Edwards-Helaire rushed for two touchdowns. Edwards-Helaire was sidelined for the rest of the 2020 NFL regular season after suffering hip and ankle injuries in Week 15’s game against the New Orleans Saints.  

He ended his first season with 36 receptions for 297 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown besides 181 carries for 803 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. 

In the 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship, Edwards-Helaire carried six times for seven yards and a touchdown. Edwards-Helaire contributed two catches for 23 yards and nine rushes for 64 yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 9-31 defeat in Super Bowl LV. 

Edwards-Helaire had two straight 100-yard rushing performances in Weeks 3 and 4 of the 2021 season. On October 12, 2021, Edwards-Helaire was placed on injured reserve following a knee injury he sustained during the Chiefs’ Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills.

On November 20, 2021, he was put into service.  He concluded the 2021 season with 119 touches for 517 yards of total offense, four rushing touchdowns, 19 receptions for 129 yards of total receiving offense, and two receiving touchdowns in ten games. 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s net worth

Edwards-net Helaire’s worth has been estimated online to be between $1.5 and $5 million, however, his primary source of income, his salary, is publicly disclosed.

Edwards-Helaire will have made $10,945,700 by the end of 2023, and the Chiefs may decide to keep him on for another campaign barring an injury or a severe deterioration in form.

He has earned close to $9 million, with an average salary of over $2 million over his first three seasons.

He frequently participates in charity events and wears cleats with the Muscular Dystrophy Association logo while playing. Maddee, his younger sister, has a disease that interferes with the creation of the protein required to build strong muscles.

He also established the nonprofit Make Muscles for Maddee.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Personal life

In Scotlandville, Louisiana, in December 2018, Edwards-Helaire took part in a fatal self-defense gunshot. In an organized electronics sale, Edwards-Helaire and teammate Jared Small encountered Kobe Johnson, age 18. When the meeting started, Johnson produced a revolver and attempted to rob them. One of the players then pulled their own gun and shot Johnson fatally. Authorities withheld the identity of the player who fired the deadly shot. 

His stepfather and biological father, Edwards, are both represented in his last name (Helaire). After consulting with a lawyer when he was fourteen years old, he formally had it changed, maintaining his biological father’s last name out of respect and paying tribute to his stepfather for being a part of his childhood. 

Edwards-sister Helaire’s Madee has a form of Muscular dystrophy and appeared on the MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire FAQs

(Q) Who is Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s girlfriend?

The Chiefs running back has a girlfriend called Desiree Jones. They have been together since they met on the LSU campus in 2013.

(Q) Which middle school did Clyde Edwards-Helaire attend?

He attended Catholic High School and became the first freshman in then-head coach Dale Weiner’s 29-year tenure to play on the varsity football team as a freshman.


(Q) What number is Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s jersey?

At LSU, Edwards-Helaire wore No. 22, but Kansas City’s Juan Thornhill is the defensive back who dons that jersey number. Edwards-Helaire naturally made the decision to select a new number to symbolize his transition to the NFL since Thornhill wasn’t going to change jersey numbers.

With the Chiefs, Edwards-Helaire will wear uniform No. 25. It is regarded as one of the best numbers a running back can wear in the NFL and has a pretty impressive history in Kansas City.

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