10/31 UPDATE: Following Clemson’s win over Boston College, head coach Dabo Swinney announced Trevor Lawrence will NOT be available for the team’s game against Notre Dame next weekend.
UPDATE: Lawrence took the test on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter, which would count as day one of a potential ten-day isolation. That means he could return as soon as the Notre Dame game if the symptoms subside and he tests negative.
UPDATE: A statement from Lawrence was posted to Twitter.
UPDATE: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney released a statement indicating Lawrence authorized him to announce the QB tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
The Tigers were listed as 32.5 point favorites over the BC Eagles before this news, and were down to 28.5 within minutes. D.J. Uiagalelei is their backup quarterback, a five-star recruit from football factory St. John Bosco High School in Southern California, the #1-rated pro-style quarterback and the #10 player on the 247Sports composite in the Class of 2020.
Lawrence is one of the most dynamic players in college football, and has a career record of 30-1 as a starter. In six games this season he’s passed for 1833 yards with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also added four touchdowns as a rusher and one as a receiver.
The status of Lawrence for one of the college football games of the year against Notre Dame on November 7th is in doubt. As of this writing, Clemson (6-0, 5-0 ACC) is a 14.5 point favorite in South Bend.
We’ll have more on this breaking story as it develops.