Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has already started to map out his post-playing career. The former first-round pick out of Louisiana State University recently shared with reporters that he reenrolled at LSU and is taking nursing classes, according to KSHB.com.
Edwards-Helaire made the original announcement of taking nursing classes in the form of a TikTok that the Chiefs shared last week.
Revealing to the camera, that he would be an exceptional babysitter for the Chiefs because he would be medically trained to perform if there was a medical emergency.
Edwards-Helaire would go into further detail earlier this week sharing it was, “something I’ve been pursuing since I started college.” The idea was also inspired by his mother, who was also a nurse, and his sister, who was born with muscular dystrophy.
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He also gave praise to his fiancée JoJo O’Conner for helping with the scheduling and follow that by jokingly telling reporters, if they need any medical attention to holler at him.
It’s enjoyable because it kind of feels like college. Just running things, there’s nothing to really do out here, snowing, so I’m not doing anything else but leaving work and going to do school stuff. Shout out to my fiancée. She’s helping me out with the scheduling ordeal. All of that’s been a headache.
“In the future, if y’all need some shots or IVs or anything, holler at ya boy.”
Ewards-Helaire is not the first Chiefs player to decided to purse a career in the medical field, his former teammate offensive lineman, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, would become a doctor during the 2018, and opted to sit out of 2020 season. He elected to help people in need during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As for Ewards-Helaire, he is a four year veteran, he currently splitting time with starting running back Isiah Pacheco. The running back is a free agent this upcoming offseason, after the three-time Super Bowl Champs elected to decline his fifth year option last season. This season for Kansas City, Edwards-Helaire carried the ball 70-times, rushed for 223, averaging 3.2 yards per carry, and one touchdown.