Tua Tagovailoa is a name you should know.
Tagovailoa all but single handedly won the national championship game for the Alabama Crimson Tide over the Georgia Bulldogs Monday night. The freshman from Hawaii was not the starter for the national championship game, or any game this season for that matter. He went in to command the offense for 166 yards and 27 yards rushing in the second half, finishing 14-for-24 in the most important game of the season. Tagovailoa also threw the game-winning touchdown in overtime – a dead arrow strike to wide receiver DeVonta Smith, clinching the title.
When asked what went through his mind after his coach told him he was going to start, Tagovailoa said he wanted to thank someone:
First and foremost, I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with whom all things are possible. That’s what happened tonight.
Tagovailoa went on to thank his family and teammates before saying again:
In this moment it means the world but at the same time all glory goes to God. I can’t describe what He has done for me and my family. I thank God for that.
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