A majority of college football players polled aren't overly concerned about playing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Majority of CFB players polled are comfortable playing games with no coronavirus vaccine

College football teams across the country are returning to campus for voluntary workouts in hopes of starting the 2020 campaign on time amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While a handful of players have tested positive for the virus, it appears that a majority of players aren't worried about returning to the field despite the lack of a vaccine.

ESPN spoke with and polled 73 anonymous players from across the FBS on a variety of topics relating to the football season and coronavirus, and a majority of players are okay with playing and practicing without a vaccine, but they do have some stipulations.

Of the 73 players polled, 64 are comfortable playing and practicing without a vaccine. Among their stipulations, though, are that they need to be allowed to see their families, consistent testing for all involved and professional advising on the situation.

A majority of players also said they'd be comfortable competing if the general student body isn't allowed to return to campus, if stadiums are empty and also if they have to play in the spring.

Many college football programs, including Ohio State, are requiring players to sign acknowledgement of risk waiver forms before returning to campus, and it seems they could become standard among athletes across the country in the coming weeks.

To this point, there's been no word on whether or not the college football season will officially begin on time.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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