Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19 and will missed Saturday’s college football today game against Boston, the university confirmed on Thursday.
“Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement.
“He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College.
“While we certainly will miss 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.”
Lawrence, perhaps the most-high profile player in college football, the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy this season and the likely top pick in the 2021 NFL draft, has been having another fruitful year for Tigers (6-0).
The junior has not missed a game in his three seasons at Clemson prior to this.
So far this season, Lawrence has thrown 17 touchdown passes for 1,833 yards with two interceptions.
True freshman D.J. Uiagalelei is now in line to be the starter for the No.1 ranked Tigers against Boston College.