Trevor Lawrence is the leader of the country’s No. 1 college football team and the frontrunner in the race for the 2020 Heisman Trophy. Thursday night it was announced that Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. This comes just two days before the team’s home game against Boston College.
Clemson soccer coach Dabo Swinney confirmed Thursday night that Lawrence has shown “mild symptoms” and that the quarterback lives in isolation. Swinney also said that Lawrence will not be available for the game against Boston College.
The news was delivered by Mike Garafalo of the NFL Network on Thursday night.
” #Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell me and @RapSheet. The #1 ranked tigers are scheduled for #BostonCollege Saturday,” Garafolo twittered.
#Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell me and @RapSheet. The #1 ranked tigers are scheduled for #BostonCollege Saturday.
– Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 30, 2020
Clemson (6-0) is number 1 in almost every survey in the country, including Tekk.tv, Associated Press and the Coaches Poll.
Lawrence is in his third year competing for the Tigers. He took the post in the middle of his first year, leading Clemson to a 15-0 record and the national championship for the 2018 season. Last season he led the Tigers back to the national championship game only to fail at LSU – his only college defeat.
Clemson is scheduled to host Saturday afternoon at Boston College. Lawrence has averaged 305.5 passing yards per game this season, and he has scored 1,833 yards and 17 touchdowns in six games. He has also scored 143 yards and four touchdowns in six games.
Lawrence is expected to be the number one draft pick in NFL Draft 2021.
This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available.