If you didn’t know how good LSU Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was before Saturday, you certainly should now. The junior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the most important players on the team, and he just had arguably the best game of his life in Tuscaloosa.
In LSU’s 46-41 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide, Edwards-Helaire racked up 103 yards on 20 carries with three touchdowns while also catching nine passes for 77 yards and another score at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Although quarterback Joe Burrow gets all of the hype and Heisman Trophy talk, the 5-foot-8, 210-pound running back is an absolute stud and a massive reason why the Tigers are in the SEC Championship and College Football Playoff hunt.
With less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Edwards-Helaire found the end zone to secure the win. And after the game, he found his dad in the stands and shared a very touching moment with him.
What an amazing moment, especially for an overlooked star like Edwards-Helaire.
Coming out of Catholic High School, Edwards-Helaire wasn’t a household name. In fact, he was just a three-star recruit and ranked 378th nationally by 247Sports. But he has definitely turned heads this season.
Through nine games, the LSU football star has 786 rushing yards, 202 receiving yards and 12 total touchdowns. However, none were bigger than his NCAA college football game against Alabama.
Edwards-Helaire had two touchdowns in the first half and added two more in the second half. He gave Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide fits from the opening kickoff.
LSU players snapped a long losing streak against the Tide and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. And no matter how many talented players Coach O has on the roster, perhaps none are more valuable than Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
He’s the kind of player that makes fans wear their gear proudly.