Fresh off his national championship win, LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire has announced that he is leaving to be drafted into the NFL.
Revealing the news on Twitter, the star running back thanked the many characters involved in helping him achieve his footballing dreams. Topping the list, however, was the Lord.
“Firstly, I want to thank God for giving me the ability to fear; without fear a person would never be able to knowledgable decisions,” the player wrote on Twitter.
Edwards-Helaire titled his announcement with a scriptural reference, Proverbs 1:7, which reads:
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“With a fearful and knowledgeable decision, I am declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft and forgoing my senior season at Louisiana State University,” Edwards-Helaire declared. “Thank You Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for paving the way! God Bless!”
Clearly a man with a wonderfully wise head on his shoulders, the lead rusher is recognized as one of the most talented players in the college game.
“He has a big heart, he’s hard to tackle and he’s explosive out of the backfield, catching the ball and just hard to defend,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said prior to the national championship, according to Sports Illustrated. “I think when Clyde is not in there, we’re very predictable. When he’s in there, you can’t overplay the run, overplay the pass, you have to be balanced on defense which allows all of our other guys to be able to make plays.”
Fans reacted to the announcement on Twitter, expressing their gratitude and well-wishes. “One of my All-Time favorite Tigers!” one person wrote. “Good luck to you and Thank you so much for giving your all to LSU. Your heart is immeasurable!”