The National Football League‘s 2020 Kickoff Weekend is here. To celebrate, listen to the High School Football America Podcast featuring Catholic High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) head coach Gabe Fertitta talking about Clyde Edwards-Helaire, whose NFL debut as the Kansas City Chiefs’ starting running back resulted in 138 yards on the ground with a touchdown against the Houston Texans Thursday night.
Edwards-Helaire, a 2017 graduate of Catholic High School, was the Chiefs first round draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
For two years, Fertitta was Edwards-Helaire’s offensive coordinator under the Bears’ legendary head coach Dale Weiner, who won 317 high school football games as a head coach.
In 2013, Weiner made Catholic High history when he put Edwards-Helaire on the varsity squad, making him the first freshman to play on Friday nights for the Bears.
In the podcast below, Fertitta talks about what happened the first time Edwards-Helaire touched the football in a regular season game.
High School Football America Podcast
Edwards-Helaire is just another in a long-line of Catholic ball carriers to make it to the NFL. The others are: Karl Bernard, Warrick Dunn, Derrius Guice, Travis Minor and Jeremy Stewart.