Pat Dye is shown in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame.
Photo: Bruce Lipsky/AP
Photo: Bruce Lipsky/AP

Former Bulldog Pat Dye tests positive for the coronavirus

Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who played college football at Georgia, has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Atlanta with a kidney issue, his son told ESPN.

The 80-year-old Dye, who lives on a farm in Notasulga, Ala., had been asymptomatic, according to Pat Dye Jr., a sports agent.

“We fully anticipate his release from the hospital in the next few days once his kidney function is stable,” the younger Dye said.

Dye was a two-time All-American on the Bulldogs from 1957-1960, under head coach Wally Butts.

Dye, a three-time SEC coach of the year, coached the Tigers to a 99-39-4 record in 12 seasons from 1981 to 1992. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

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