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Clemson quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Mike Garafolo. Arguably the best player in college football and the Heisman Trophy front runner will now be out for Clemson’s game against Boston College. Backup and true freshman quarterback, DJ Uiagalelei, will start in Lawrence’s place.
Head coach, Dabo Swinney, said the following: “Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation. He is doing well switch mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College. While we certainly will me Trevor, this is an opportunity for other guys to step up and we’re excited about competing against a very good BC team on Saturday. Go Tigers.”
ACC players must isolate for 10 days before returning to practice. Lawrence’s test was taken on Wednesday, so if all goes well, he could be available for Clemson’s matchup against No. 4 Notre Dame.
Lawrence said the following about testing positive for COVID-19: “I have tested positive for COVID-19, and my symptoms have been relatively mild while I’m following the protocol from Clemson and the ACC. The only thing that hurts is missing an opportunity to be with my teammates this weekend and play the game I love. I hate that I can’t be there, but I’ll be watching from isolation and pulling for our guys while I wait for the opportunity rejoin the team. God bless and Go Tigers!”
Lawrence has thrown for 1,833 yards, 17 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. The Clemson Tigers will have to roll with a former 5-star recruit, DJ Uiagalelei, against the 4-2 Boston College Eagles this Saturday.