September 23, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Cowinn Helaire

Cowinn Helaire is a class of 2022 wide receiver out of Lafayette Christian Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is 5’10” and weighs 150 pounds. Helaire is a versatile offensive player who shows playmaking ability at both quarterback and receiver. He is very shifty and has that ability to make defenders miss. Helaire has 4.14 GPA in all honors classes, 20 ACT and is in Senior Beta. He also plays baseball and is a 2x State Champion.

CHECK OUT HELAIRE’S HIGHLIGHTS HERE

How would you describe your season so far? How do you feel about the upcoming playoff match this week against Episcopal?

This season has been successful thus far and we have continued to work hard and get better everyday. I am excited to compete and confident that we will play like we are capable of playing.

Did you have any specific goals for this season? If so, how is that coming along?

I had a few goals such as winning a starting spot, have the least dropped passes on the season, and score 5 touchdowns at the beginning of the year. So far, I have succeeded in starting a few games at receiver and scored one touchdown. I have not been targeted much, but I believe that I have not dropped a pass.

How did you even get into football? Is there anything specific that motivated you to keep playing?

My dad made me play flag football when I was about 6 years old and I have been playing ever since. The love for football and my cousins like Jacobian Guillory and Clyde Edwards-Helaire motivated me to keep playing. Football has already been my favorite sport.

What has football taught you about yourself or life?

Football has taught me that you have to work for anything that you want in life. It also taught me to never give up and be thankful for all of the blessings that God has given me.

What’s your favorite thing about your position?

I like being a receiver because I can display my feet work and the ability to catch the ball and put points on the scoreboard.

What would you say are your main strengths on the field?

I believe that my main strengths would be my efficiency in catching the football and route running.

How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

My coaches and teammates would probably describe me as a coachable, consistent, and hard working player who you would not expect to be as talented as I am and can flip a switch when he steps in between the white lines.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

Louisiana football  is very competitive and exciting to be a part of. Louisiana players are just different.

What hobbies do you have outside of sports?

Vacationing with my family used to be a big hobby of mine. I try to read a book every once in a while and help out in the community.

Are there any college or NFL athletes that you look up to or try to model your play style after?

I definitely look up to Clyde Edwards-Helaire because he inspires me to work hard and chase my dreams. He’s only about 5’8 and still was a first round draft pick. I work to model my style after Jerry Juedy and Justin Jefferson in their great feetwork and Julian Edelman’s ability to get open.

What is one thing could you not go a day without?

One thing I could not live without would probably be my phone because of social media and music.