Texas Says 13 Football Players Tested Positive For COVID-19

Josh Clark
June 18, 2020 - 11:51 am

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The University of Texas says 13 of their football players tested positive for COVID-19, according to Anwar Richardson of OrangeBloods.com. 

The athletic's department says all 13 players are now in self-isolation, while 10 others who came into contact with them are self-quarantining. Additionally, four others tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. 

According to Horns 247, about 67 players returned to the campus on June 8 and workouts began on June 15. A second group of about 47 players were set to arrive by the 15th, with workouts set to begin on the 22nd. A third and final group of the school's 2020 signees are also set to arrive by the 15th. Those 17 student-athletes will be allowed to practice after each one "receives clearance from Sports Medicine team" and completes "mandatory education requirements."

This news comes on the heels of Dr. Anthony Fauci's announcement Thursday that it's "hard to see football being played" this year. 

Fauci, the director of the NIAID and member of the White House's coronavirus task force, told CNN that America's favorite sport could be sidelined this fall as the US struggles to contain spikes in different regions.