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How a lack of height lit a fire in LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire

NEW ORLEANS — Clyde Edwards-Helaire shook Kevin Faulk’s hand, then immediately got down to business. No small talk. No getting-to-know-you chatter. He wanted to know how Faulk did it, how he overcame his height issues as a 5-foot-8 running back to become LSU’s all-time rushing leader and a three-time Super Bowl champion. “How do I [overcome] my height?” he asked. “We’re going to work on it,” Faulk, LSU’s director of player development, told him. “Literally, I want to say three or four hours later we were indoors working on it,” Edwards-Helaire recalled. His entire life, the Baton Rouge, La., native was told that, at 5-foot-8, he was too small. Edwards-Helaire outperformed others at recruiting camps. He became ...