Trevor Lawrence Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Clemson will be without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence this weekend against Boston College. According to a tweet from NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19. The news broke on Twitter on Thursday evening.

As of right now, Lawrence has only mild symptoms, according to a statement released by head coach Dabo Swinney.

The full statement from Swinney:

“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 with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College.”

Lawrence is widely considered the top quarterback in college football. He has been especially effective this season. Through six games, the Heisman hopeful has thrown for 1,833 yards and 17 scores while also tossing two interceptions.

Despite his expected absence, this weekend’s game against Boston College shouldn’t be much of an issue for Swinney and company. The Tigers are currently more than a four-score favorite over the Eagles.

If the problem persists into next weekend, however, there could be an issue. Clemson is scheduled to go on the road to take on No. 4 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish (5-0) joined the ACC temporarily this football season.

According to Adam Schefter with ESPN, Lawrence still has a chance to be available for that game, everything will depend on when his symptoms started.

It looks like five-star true freshman DJ Uiagalelei could get the start in Lawrence’s place this weekend. What happens beyond that is anyone’s guess.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. So what are the odds the second test comes back negative or he has little to no sniffles from this? Somebody should make a tshirt saying ‘I survived a pandemic that had a 99.9% survival rate’.

  2. Lol DJ Uiagalelei is gonna be almost as good as trevor kid would start on any team aside from Alabama Clemson Or Ohio State.
    Most unbelievable prospect I have ever scouted. St John Bosco won the national title with him 6’6′ 240 just a beast. Clemson won’t miss a beat

  3. Damn right, John. The ACC competition is ridiculously bad to begin with. Clemson doesn’t need Lawrence to kick the crap out of them by three touchdowns. And Notre Dame will still be ranked in the top five… for some reason.

  4. It is ridiculous to test healthy people for a virus that is obviously not hurting them. If Mr. Lawrence is sick, sit him out. Otherwise, he plays. All we are doing with the testing, the idiotic masks, and the “social distancing” is delaying the inevitable exposure to everyone in the nation. Get it over with and get on with life already.

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