Trevor Lawerence Chances for Heisman Hurt after COVID-19 Diagnosis
Clemson Quarterback Trevor Lawerence is the number one player in the country and was having a Heisman trophy worthy season until being diagnosed with COVID-19. He tested positive last Wednesday and was unable to play against Boston College. In his absence, freshman DJ Ulagaleilei will has stepped up in a big way. He led Clemson to a 34-28 victory against Boston College. It was the biggest comeback (18 points behind) in Memorial Stadium history! Lawrence has been on a 10 day isolation but has been participating in meetings and talking to other quarterbacks via Zoom. Clemson announced that he will travel with the team for Saturday’s game vs Notre Dame and will serve as an unofficial assistant coach to Ulagaleilei.
Prior to his diagnosis, Lawernece was the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy. He led his number one team in the nation to 6-0 start with 1,833 passings yards, 17 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Since he missed the Boston College matchup and will miss the Notre Dame
game which is the biggest game on the schedule for Clemson, it will hurt his chances tremendously for the Heisman. He has fallen behind two candidates, Ohio State QB Justin Fields and Alabama QB Mac Jones. Outside of Jones, Fields and Lawerence, there aren’t too
many others who are in the running for the Heisman.
No word yet on Trevor Lawerence will be returning to play.