Jayden de Laura, WSU and former Saint Louis QB, tests positive for COVID-19

  • Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) throws a pass during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Oregon in Pullman, Washington, Saturday, November 14, 2020. Oregon won 43-29. (AP Photo / Young Kwak)

Former Saint Louis School and Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Spokesman Review.

The Laura, a true freshman, will not play for the Cougars in the game against Stanford on Saturday. The Cougars will fly to the Bay Area on Friday.

It is unclear whether other members of the Washington State football team tested positive.

If the Laura is placed in a 14-day quarantine, he would miss the next two games, including the November 27 Apple Cup game against rival Washington.

According to sources from the Review Spokesperson, redshirt freshman Gunner Cruz took first team reps on Thursday.

The Laura thrived in his first two college starts after earning the starting role from freshman coach Nick Rolovich, a former Hawaii coach and player.

In a win against Oregon State, De Laura completed 18 of 33 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 43 yards and one more score in the 38-28 win.

Last week against nationally ranked Oregon, Laura completed 29 out of 43 for 321 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-29 in his home debut.

College football does not have a uniform policy regarding how long a player must remain in isolation before playing.

The Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 Conference require a player to serve a minimum of 10 days from the positive test. The Pac-12 is 14 days. The Big Ten is 21 days.

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