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Return to Louisiana ‘means everything’ for Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Posted at 2:32 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 15:32:59-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Chiefs face off against the Saints Sunday in New Orleans, the reigning champs will have a bit of a home field advantage.

Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helarie has vivid memories of a stadium he grew up playing in.

“The Superdome is close to me,” Edwards-Helaire said via a media zoom Friday.

“Started my college career [there] . First game against BYU. I won a national championship there. Also won a high school championship there,” he said.

Edwards-Helaire’s performance in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship capped an undefeated season for the Louisiana State University football team.

Edwards-Helaire had 164 all-purpose yards on 21 touches in the game against Clemson University in the national championship.

“It's pretty cool,” the Baton Rouge native added. However, Edwards-Helaire says his family won't attend the game due to virus restrictions.

“It's COVID times my little sister has muscular dystrophy so not really going out my way to try to get tickets,” he said.

Edwards-Helaire played a season-high 75% of snaps in the Chiefs’ Week 14 win over the Miami Dolphins.