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UGA quarterback, WR test positive for COVID-19, days away of CFB Playoff game

Georgia only tests athletes if they are symptomatic or unvaccinated. Daniels is vaccinated.

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has tested positive for COVID-19, sources confirmed to 11Alive News partner UGASports.com.

Per sources, Daniels is vaccinated. Georgia only tests athletes if they are symptomatic or unvaccinated. This appears to be a mild case, although he will not practice with the team while he quarantines as mandated.

George Pickens also tested positive for the virus UGASports confirmed. The junior has also tested positive and is currently under COVID protocols. 

The Hoover, Ala. native suffered an ACL tear back in March, but returned to action in the season finale against Georgia Tech, catching one pass for five yards.

He also played in Georgia’s SEC Championship loss to Alabama, catching two passes for 41 yards.

Daniels is expected to back in time for the Bulldogs’ date with Michigan in the College Football Playoffs at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.

Daniels started three of Georgia’s 13 games, completing 68 of 94 passes for 722 yards and seven touchdowns.

Bothered by an oblique injury and then later a Grade 1 lat strain, Daniels last saw action in Georgia’s win over Charleston Southern. In the game, he completed 7 of 12 passes for 73 yards and one touchdown.

The Bulldogs (12-1) take on Michigan in the College Football Playoff at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31. HIPPA laws prohibit Georgia officials from commenting on or confirming specific individuals who may or may not be positive for the disease.

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