Clemson Tigers midfielder Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for the COVID-19 and will miss Saturday’s game against Boston College
“Trevor has authorized us tonight to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently on quarantine,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. . “He is fine with mild symptoms but will not be showing up against Boston College this week.
“Although we will definitely miss Trevor, this is an opportunity for the others to step up and we are excited about competing with a very good BC team on Saturday. Go Tigers.”
Lawrence is runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and he has not missed a single game in the previous three seasons at Clemson.
The rules established by the ACC medical advisory team require anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 to quarantine for at least 10 days after the test before returning to practice, assuming they no symptoms appeared. That would also put Lawrence in danger of missing out on the November 7 screening with Notre Dame Cathedral number 4.
While Lawrence has never missed a start for Clemson since taking over the team in September 2018, he was injured in the first half of his first match against Syracuse that year. Chase Brice showed relief and led a comeback in the fourth quarter, preserving the Tigers’ perfect performance, and Clemson went on to win the national championship.
Brice is currently the starter at Duke following the transfer this season. That has the potential to make freshman DJ Uiagalelei the one who started supposedly for the Tigers. Uiagalelei was restricted in action, completing 12 of the 19 102-meter passes with two quick touches. He is the No. 1 QB player nationwide in 2020.
Lawrence is in the middle of a stellar start to the 2020 season, completing 71 percent of his throws for a total of 21 touches in six matches.
Information from Andrea Adelson and Holly Rowe of ESPN has been used in this report.