Redskins draft pick from Liberty says he had coronavirus

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Washington Redskins rookie receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden says he tested positive for the new coronavirus in March and was fully recovered by early April.

Liberty wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

He says his symptoms were mild and he feels 100% now and is ready to get on the field.

Gandy-Golden played the past two seasons at Liberty, an evangelical college in Virginia that reopened this spring despite the COVID-19 pandemic. School President Jerry Falwell Jr. appeared to reference Gandy-Golden on Fox News by saying that an online student who tested positive was never on campus and left school to enter the NFL draft.

The Redskins selected Gandy-Golden in the fourth round.