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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