Clyde Edwards-Helaire Biography

September 15, 2020
First published on:September 15, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Birth Name Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Birth Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Famous Name Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Father Clyde
Mother Tonge
Net Worth $1 million
Salary $610,000
Position in Team Running back
Current team Kansas City Chiefs
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession NFL Player
Girlfriend DesireeĢ Jones

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is an American football running back signed to the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He finished his collegiate career at LSU and was picked by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, was born on April 11, 1999, under the star sign Aries. The twenty-one years old is an American by nationality who belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background.

How Much Is Clyde Edwards-Helaire Net Worth In 2020?

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is currently under a four year, $10,821,570 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, which features a $5,430,232 signing bonus, $8,125,901 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,705,393.

In the 2020 season, the running back will earn a base salary of $610,000 and a signing bonus of $5,430,232, while carrying a cap hit of $1,967,558 and a dead cap value of $8,125,901. Frank Clark, Tyreek Hill, and Tyrann Mathieu are the team's highest-paid athletes.

As per the deal, Clyde's upcoming salaries for the 2021, 2022, 2023 seasons are $1,101,890, $1,593,779, and $2,085,669 respectively. 

As of 2020, Clyde's net worth is over $1 million.

Relationship and Girlfriend

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Desireee Jones. The two has been dating since September 9, 2013.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire's girlfriend SOURCE: Instagram @desireej0nes

Like Clyde, his bae is also from Baton Rouge and studies Child and Family Studies at Louisiana State University. Further, Jones was born to Mrs. Jennifer Robert Jones and Mr. Erwin Jones. Desiree works as an ITS Student Worker at LSU and is an intern for The Family Counselor, LLC.

Parents & Academic Background

Clydrick Edwards is the son of Tonge and father Clyde. Shortly after Clyde went to prison, Tonge met Shannon Helaire and married him.

During Clydrick’s sophomore year at Catholic High, the first of two name changes. Then to honor the stepfather who raised him, Helaire was added.

During his senior year, he rushed 58 times for 496 yards and ten touchdowns and was named the MVP of the 5A State Championship Game. Rated a four-star recruit, he committed to play college football at Louisiana State University.

In December 2018, Edwards-Helaire was involved in a fatal self-defense shooting in Scotlandville, Louisiana.

NFL Career

At the 2020 NFL Draft, Edwards-Helaire was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round with the 32nd overall pick. After Damien William opted out of the 2020 season, he made his debut as the starting running back in Week 1 where he rushed 25 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the 34–20 victory over the Houston Texans.

What's more, he was named the youngest player in NFL history to rush for at least 130 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut.

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