Its important that he does. Ive heard worse ideas. In late December, after Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered his most recent concussion due to his helmet striking the ground, former U.S. Olympic judoka Jason Morris contacted us via . In 2018, the day of the SEC championship game, ESPN aired a controversial interview between Tagovailoa and Tom Rinaldi in which the former said he was physically punished for not meeting expectations, whether on the football field or in the classroom. [96] Tagovailoa would end up not participating in the Pro Bowl. He takes that acceptance seriously, he said, and challenges everyone in his family to be real and true in their dealings with othersespecially the Tide faithful. Regardless of the fact that his play improved dramatically under coach Mike McDaniel, teams want and need their best quarterbacks to be available to play. Knowing how to fall helps a great deal. It will not help much on a football field, sorry. Its actually a sport. I wonder if a different helmet could help? He is gonna karate chop any DL that gets close to him. 1 Alabama routs Louisville 5114", "No. Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa spoke to the media on Wednesday, and he spoke at length about being a husband to Annah and, for the first time, being a father to his new baby son. The public conversation keeps going on anyway over what the Dolphins may do. Nah, those guys would destroy me in an instant. Tua Tagovailoa was born to parents; Galu and Diane Tagovailoa. February 22, 2023 at 1:07 pm He transferred there in 2020 after spending a year as Tagovailoa's backup at Alabama in 2019. However, he experienced significant playing time due to a couple of blowout victories for the Crimson Tide. Its the best thing in the world. The family have so far raised more than $21,500 . Theres just a big lack of knowledge with our culture compared to other peoples culture," Tagovailoa said. Im thankful for a lot of things, very thankful for a lot of things. Former Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has officially found himself a home in Miami, Florida, and it's AMAZING. Thank you to the state of Hawaii for the support over the years, the Tagovailoa family told KHON. Although traveling to the West Coast is a disadvantage for some, it's particularly convenient for the family of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Im very thankful for my wife. Tua now being referred too as Grasshopper in the 305! Tuas size has nothing to do with it! [19][20] Tagovailoa was named the Offensive MVP of the game. [51][52][53] Despite injury concerns, however, Tagovailoa was selected fifth overall by the Miami Dolphins. Tua comes from a family of devout Christians. But then you take a step back as parents and allow God to calm everything down and tell you, Thats life. He finished 12-of-16, with 227 passing yards and two touchdowns in the 5114 victory, before Jalen Hurts replaced him in the third quarter. And if the teams arent doing it, maybe players should be doing it on their own. Those are two pillars of Tagovailoa's life, part of the way he was raised and the culture he calls his own. His name being known honors him, but it honors the elders in his family more. I have a headache, but thats probably from the beer.. Smart. The Tua-haters had to say the were wrong in the beggining of the year and it really stung. Your brain needs time to heal after. Tagovailoa rose to prominence when he entered the 2017 national championship game at halftime as a true freshman and rallied Alabama to defeat SEC foe Georgia 26-23 on a gutsy, now legendary 3rd-and-26 pass to Devonta Smith in overtime. qckappa says: When Tua threw that ball, it changed everything, Galu explained to Bleacher Report. In the Tagovailoa family it was Tua's paternal grandfather, Seu"Papa" to his grandchildrenwho predicted Tua would grow into a football star. Tua at least tries to rectify or solve problems. I think we can all appreciate that. Particularly in the regular season. When Tua Tagovailoa's name is called during the 2020 NFL Draft, two things will happen, whether we see his reaction televised or not: He will thanks his parents, and he will praise Jesus Christ. Through a lot of repetition you eventually get to where you automatically use the technique without thinking about it. [36] In the Tide's 4728 victory against Texas A&M, Tagovailoa finished 21-of-34 with 293 passing yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. [29] In the 2019 National Championship loss (4416) against Clemson, Tagovailoa went 22-of-34 with 295 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. BIOGRAPHY. Its a simple fact. 3 Alabama in 4641 thriller", "Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa dislocates hip, will miss remainder of the season", "Tua Tagovailoa injury timeline: What's next, dates to know and the big NFL draft question", "Two Months After Surgery, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Enters 2020 NFL Draft", "Where Tua Tagovailoa's career stands in Alabama record book", "Tua Tagovailoa graduates from University of Alabama", "2020 NFL Draft: Wonderlic test scores revealed, Tua Tagovailoa ranks lowest among quarterbacks, per report", "Tua Tagovailoa Draft and Combine Prospect Profile", "This former NFL player thinks Dolphins' 'Tank for Tua' plan 'is a joke', "2020 NFL Draft Prop Bet: When Will Tua Tagovailoa Be Taken? During a 2015 interview with Sports Illustrated, Tuas father explained that his success was a reflection of his entire family and Samoan heritage. "Im thankful for my teammates, very thankful for the supporting staff that we have here guys that work in the equipment room, the janitors that are around here, the kitchen people, everyone that is a part of this organization Im very thankful for," he said.Tua went on to say: "It's very unique how having a child impacts how you see things differently in life. Whats next, taking lessons on how to throw the shot put once a week to learn how not to under throw every deep ball? 1 dual-threat quarterback recruit in the class of 2017; it then followed closely his journey to select a college destination. Thats quite a big difference from a fall. Im very thankful for our child that we have together. Specifically, it means learning how to either not take hits that knock him to the ground, or to land in a way that keeps his helmet from striking the turf, again. Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Modest performance in close loss. In his first game in nearly a month, Tagovailoa completed 33 of 47 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 2320 loss to the Jaguars, dropping the Dolphins' record to 15. Sign up for daily stories delivered to your inbox. Something went wrong. Fame wont change the Tagovailoa family. Don't miss a story! [25] In a limited role against Louisiana, he was 8-of-8 passing for 128 passing yards and two passing touchdowns in the 5614 victory. I had a similar thought about ALL NFL quarterbacks; every team should employ a bump coach to train football players to bump like professional wrestlers, tucking their chins, minimizing impact through body control, etc, gibson45 says: [66] In Week 16 against the Las Vegas Raiders, Tagovailoa threw for 94 yards and a touchdown before being benched in favor of Fitzpatrick again in the fourth quarter. Tua can change that. 1 Alabama beats Arkansas 6531", "Alabama QB Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp Award", "Tua Tagovailoa, Xavier McKinney named MVPs of Orange Bowl", "College Football Championship - Clemson vs Alabama Box Score, January 7, 2019", "Stat pack: Putting Tua Tagovailoa's record-setting passer rating in perspective", "Alabama's offense starts slow, can't run it, but Tua is still Tua", "New Mexico State at Alabama Box Score, September 7, 2019", "Tua Tagovailoa has career day in South Carolina, resets Alabama record book", "Tua Tagovailoa Throws 5 TDs, No. As weve said all along, the physics are against him, given his size. While they're lucky enough to have two children play college football, they seem as humble as humanly possible. It was kept alive. He likely will never come close to his brother's accomplishments. JETS", "Dolphins earn first postseason berth since 2016", "Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa's brother set to enroll at Thompson High", "How Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa became left-handed", "Taulia Tagovailoa, Younger Brother of Tua, Commits to Alabama", "Faith and family drive Notre Dame DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa", "Tua Tagovailoa Announces the Establishment of the Tua Foundation", "Tua gives $300,000 to high school for scholarships", "Tua Foundation donates $93K to Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch after tragic crash, covering funeral expenses",, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 25 February 2023, at 21:21. Retire already while you still can have a decent life physically. Getty [63] In Week 11 against the Denver Broncos, Tagovailoa threw for 83 yards and a touchdown before being replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick early in the fourth quarter with the Broncos leading 2010. Can I ask a question, did Tua ever get hit in high school or college cause if he hasnt learned how to take a hit yet it may be too late, just asking. He spent his rookie season alternating as a backup and starter before becoming the team's primary starter in 2021. Galu Tagovailoa is abdicating a family responsibility for a personal one, to help ensure the dreams of Tua. He had a positive attitude that he would continue to glorify God through everything., With things like the injury, you want whats best for your kid and your heart goes out to them, he said. Dont want to see you do it,too. I hate see a young players career cut short. Bicycle helmets have a point on the back to help with impact. And let's be honest, he deserves it. They also joined the Church of the Highlands, which Tua had discovered early in his move to Tuscaloosa and excitedly told his parents about. MortimerInMiami says: But it definitely changes the perspective on how I look at kids. 1 dual-threat quarterback and No. His mother, Diane Tagovailoa, was also raised in Hawaii, though her parents were from the territory of American Samoa, 2,566 miles south of the Hawaiian islands. All I can think of is Austin Powers yelling Judo Chop! as he storms Dr. Evils lair. Dec 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks on from the field during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Hard Rock Stadium. However, it seems that Tua Tagovailoa's family doesn't feel that way, as they think . It is not going to help you enough to count on in the street, guys that walk around thinking it means they are a weapon now are the ones that get themselves beat up. Its me carrying my familys name and everyone whos helped me be who I am today, he said at a press conference announcing that hed forego his senior year to enter the draft. But at Maryland, he doesn't have to. The media decided he is the face of head injuries. Tua Tagovailoa isn't the only member of his family with a love of football - younger brother Taulia is a quarterback for the Maryland Terrapins. No amount of chest compression can bring you back from a popped brain. The latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox. Tua Tagovailoa was born in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. On December 21, despite topping the overall fan votes (306,861) for the 2023 Pro Bowl, Tagovailoa was only named as an AFC Pro Bowl first alternate. We took the blessings and have moved forward. His younger brother, Taulia, currently acts as a quarterback for the Maryland Terrapins football team after transferring from the Alabama Crimson Tide team. Emmitt Smith worried about CTE, his brain health and Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa Marc Berman Special to The Post 0:05 1:16 BOCA RATON Former Dallas Cowboys superstar running back. Where is Tua Tagovailoa from? I cant describe what Hes done for me and my family. He has two sisters, Taylor and Taysia, and a brother, Taulia, who plays at Alabama, as well. (I) believe lots of kids in our culture thrive because of respect they give their parents and others in authority.. "I felt like 'okay, I'm going to make my son a lefty.". People were so down on the guy that as soon as he was injured, he had to retire. Hopefully it does.When Tua is on his game,hes a pretty decent QB. Tuas family has also had its share of criticism. The culture never left. It's almost amazing he didn't win a Heisman Trophy during his NCAA career considering all that he achieved. [10] He attended Saint Louis School in Honolulu, the same school as 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota,[11] where Mariota served as a mentor to him when they were growing up in Hawaii. Judo? With that, everything you need to know about Tagovailoa as he jumps from college football to the pros, from where he was raised, his culture and family history: Tagovailoa is from Ewa Beach, a small city on the island of O'ahu, the third-most northern of the Hawaiian islands. morses 6 concussions have been over several years. [21], On September 1, 2018, Tagovailoa made his first career start at the season's opening game, against Louisville, in Orlando, Florida. He put on a show for his parents in his first ever start, too. Tua spent the majority of his freshman season as the backup quarterback to Jalen Hurts. Modern judo is a more controlled enveriment. While we all already know Tagovailoa the football player, who is Tua the person? February 22, 2023 at 9:32 am We are a family and want to keep it as a family. [99] On December 28, head coach Mike McDaniel confirmed Tagovailoa suffered a concussion and was ruled out for the Dolphins Week 17 game against the New England Patriots, and then also ruled out for the season finale against the New York Jets. Fill your Facebook feed with more good news from Birmingham Christian Family!Click the like button below. [34] In the Tide's 497 victory against Southern Miss, Tagovailoa finished 17-of-21 with 293 passing yards and five touchdowns. Getting clobbered every other game is just unsustainable. He missed out on any national championships bisecting triumphant campaigns in both 2018 and 2020. I see you are unfamiliar with Judo. Even during the rough times, Tagovailoa has leaned on his support system at home. [38] He underwent surgery to repair the ankle the following day, and did not play in the next game against Arkansas (a 487 victory led by quarterback Mac Jones). Just because its something you dont understand, doesnt mean its comical. Tua also has 3 siblings: Taulia, Taysia, and Taylor Tagovailoa. The following week set the tone for the rest of the season, as he completed 27 of 33 passes for 273 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception as the Dolphins beat the New York Jets 2417. Diane and Galu Tagovailoa were regulars in the stands at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tua, as it turns out, explained on Up & Adamsthat hell devote one day per week to Judo training in an effort to learn how to fall in a way that doesnt result in his head striking the turf. I want my brother to be safe, but at the same time I know that he has a love and a passion for football. They will have to find another starter at qb just to fill the gaps in Tuas downtime. He can go 15-for-15 with four touchdowns, but when he throws a pick, it's the worst game," Galu said with a smile. Everyone that bailed on Tua will once again have to eat some crow next year. "We would like to thank all of the Alabama family and everyone across the world for the prayers and outpouring of love and support for our son and our family," the Tagovailoas said. [22] During Alabama head coach Nick Saban's weekly Monday press conference following the victory, he announced Tagovailoa as the starter for The Crimson Tide's home opener against Arkansas State on September 8. You might teach people prioritize not getting hit. If they sign him to an extension Im Turning in my finatic card. For him, I wish that he would hang it up, but thats his choice. Its like nothing that Ive experienced. When Tua enrolled at the University of Alabama, Taulia played football at nearby Thompson High School. Whats he gonna do to avoid back injuries, though? Both Galu and Diane Tagovailoa raised their children Tua Tagovailoa is the eldest of four to keep Samoan customs and traditions. [35] In the Tide's fifth game, a victory against Ole Miss, Tagovailoa finished 26-of-36 with 418 passing yards and seven total touchdowns. As was a prophetic word given to him by a relative that hed play football in Tuscaloosa. 2 LSU past No. Great idea 10 years ago. Tagovailoa was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draftdespite suffering a hip injury in the Mississippi State game in November 2019 that ended his college football career. Register now! Tua Tagovailoathe quarterback who rewrote the record books at the University of Alabama, endeared himself to sports fans around the world, and was selected fifth overall in the 2020 NFL Draftis one of the greatest college players to ever play the game. Tagovailoa made his debut appearance in a Week 6 game against the New York Jets, coming in relief of Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter of a 240 win where he threw two passes for nine yards. The problem is that, right or wrong, Tua has become the face of head injuries in football. At Message of Peace Church in Ewa Beach, where Tuas aunt and uncle serve as pastors, the Tagovailoa family raised their children on the values of Christ. (@tuamaann_) on Dec 10, 2018 at 2:51pm PST. In late December, after Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered his most recent concussion due to his helmet striking the ground, former U.S. Olympic judoka Jason Morris contacted us via email with a simple suggestion for Tua try judo. Tagovailoa has also been known to partake in that tradition as well. Or maybe his football coaches can teach him to throw the ball out of bounds. Tua Tagovailoa, the oldest of Gala and Diane Tagovailoa,'s four children, loved playing football from an early age in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Jets with Injury; Ryan Fitzpatrick to Start", "Tua Tagovailoa returns, throws for 296 yards as Dolphins beat Bengals", "FitzMagic Replaces Tua, Eliminates Raiders From Playoffs in Chaotic Dolphins Win", "Tua Tagovailoa: 'It's a bitter taste in our mouths', "Tua Tagovailoa carted off with rib injury", "Fins rule Tua out vs. But it definitely changes the perspective on how I look at kids. Not a terrible idea at all. Look at the effect that he has. I wonder if a different helmet could help? So, you know, thank God for that, and Id just like to thank my teammates and coach Saban for giving me the opportunity., Diane & Galu Tagovailoa, Tuas Parents: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Please review our privacy policy here:, Copyright 2023 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. [106] Tagovailoa is a Christian. [39][40] Tagovailoa returned three weeks post-surgery to play in the 4641 loss to top-ranked LSU. You just cant. Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa spoke to the media on Wednesday, and he spoke at length about being a husband to Annah and, for the first time, being a father to his new baby son. With Tuas brother, Taulia Tagovailoa, heading to Alabama next season, Galu and Diane will be driving to Tuscaloosa for a few more years. At 6 oclock, we get together. Pastors Tuli and Sai Amosa who also happen to be Tua's paternal aunt and uncle lead the congregation in song and spread the word of being a 'Champion for Life'. Nonsense. No one is wondering if any of these will retire, Thats a joke. And that I can do that for someone elses kid, I would want the same for mine when mine does get older, so it definitely changes, Tagovailoa said.Tagovailoa and the 7-3 Miami Dolphins face the Houston Texans on Sunday, Nov. 27. But his parents seem to have made his intentions for 2023 pretty clear. Tagovailoa led the NFL in passer rating in 2022 with a 105.5 mark, but he also missed four regular season games plus the playoff game at Buffalo with two official concussions, along with the. Kenny Pickett had 2 cincussions and how many peole said he needed to reitre as a result? My guess is that Young will suffer many concussions and be thrown around like a rag doll in the NFL. You learn a lot through them, he said. [28] While recovering from the high ankle sprain he suffered during the SEC Championship against Georgia, Tagovailoa put on a nearly flawless offensive performance against Oklahoma in the 2018 Orange Bowl (24-of-27 with 318 yards passing, four touchdowns and no interceptions) to lead the Tide to their fourth consecutive CFP National Championship appearance. Were just regular people, and we dont need to be lifted up because of what Tuas doing. Powered by. "To even begin . If you get blindsided or quickly thrown to the ground learning how to fall is useless. Maybe more teams should be steering their players toward Judo, in order to teach them how to fall in a way that protects them against suffering head injuries. It didnt help Inspector Clouseau that much. He was known to sleep with a football in his arm every single night as a small child. Here is a portion of the comments via Sports Illustrated. Miami Dolphins star Tua Tagovailoa suffered multiple head injuries in 2022 and missed the team's playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills as he was in concussion protocol, casting doubts over his NFL future Tua for his health should retire, but I get it having to play for his finances. He brings recognition and honor to a sacred space. There, he played for Saint Louis School (Honolulu), which also produced NFL quarterback Marcus Mariota. This also meant Tuas younger brother would finish his high school football career in Alabama, and his sister would go to school there as well. He also has two sisters. 32 overall player by 247Sports in the class of 2017 enrolled early at Alabama. ESPN's College GameDay aired a feature on Saturday that seemed ready to tell the story of Tagovailoa's family life in Hawaii and the road to Tuscaloosa. He fell straight back and hit the back of his head. Ive always had a tremendous amount of heart for kids, but now that I have one of my own, you go home and the best thing is when you see them smile and laughing. Unless rules are changed to protect qbs even further and instead of $5000 fines for roughing the passer, the amount changed to $50,000, Tua is going to have a short career. You cant prevent dirty players like Matt Milano from taking cheap shots so it might be futile. Judo can definitely teach you how to fall safely. He has Samoan roots and a massive family tree that reportedly included more than 400 family members, though he's said that's an exaggeration. Tua and UCFs McKenzie Milton have followed in Mariotas footsteps. Tua is one of Galu and Diane Tagovailoa's four children. you are supposed to tuck your chin into your chest to keep your head up and spray your arms out to support your contact with the ground. Photo Courtesy Tagovailoa Family Intertwined in the Tagovailoa's family life is a reliance on religious values and church life. Tua knows he cant let this fame and the things happening in his life change him and who he is as a Christian, he said. That's part of the reason Tagovailoa became such a likable superstar at Alabama, the likes of which the school hadn't seen before. Win first is a dangerous coaching style. It was a beautiful thing., As Tua looks to his future in Miami, his father said that the message to his son is still the sameto honor God and use his reputation as a platform. My poise comes from my faith. [3] [4] He was said to have grown up with an intense interest in football, with his parents noting that he would sleep with a football under his arm every night as a small child. The Florio approved head coach is a threat to his players health as proven by last year. There are different grades of concussions. Looking to the Future. Cheryl Wray is a freelance writer who covers sports for the Alabama Media Group. Tua Tagovailoa Siblings Tua has two younger sisters and one younger brother. [3] During Pop Warner games when he was eight years old, when his peers could typically throw a football little more than 10 yards, he routinely threw passes of more than 30 yards. Its a physical sport.. [5], As a child, his main inspiration was his grandfather Seu Tagovailoa. Yep. Tua Tagovailoa was born on the 2nd of March, 1998. Tua and Taulia have two younger sisters, Taylor and Taysia. Hes trying to recapture his mojo baby Yeah!! Im going to side with the hes an idiot crowd. And good for Tua for being proactive and finding ways to protect himself. Published: Apr. Who would have ever thought I would have been here, right now in this moment. Yes, the Austin Powers judo chop is all that is missing. "Dear Tua": An Open Letter to Alabama's Greatest Quarterback, reportedly named the Dolphins starting quarterback, Nick Saban & Miss Terry Blast 'The Rolling Stones' After Road Wins. I dont know what Id do if I had a girl. Tua Tagovailoa: Bio,Wiki And Family Details Of The American Football Quarterback. The . He led the team to its first 7-game winning streak since 1985. The attention thrust on the family grew with every new success achieved by Tuabut then took a different turn, when a devastating injury took Tagovailoa out of the 2019 matchup against Mississippi State. I know he has a family now. definitely need to improve the O line, but maybe he should try to bulk up a litte, maybe put more time in the weight room. Rotowire Dec 17, 2022. The New York Post shared a photo of. captured video of him performing a traditional Samoan dance called the Tauluga in June 2018. Marcus Mariota is widely known for what he did at Oregon, and now in the NFL with the Titans. He never had 3 in a single season. Im thankful for a lot of things, very thankful for a lot of things. In an ancient Samoan tradition, the paternal grandfather names the firstborn child. ", "I was tough. I think the motivation for me getting this far is my family. Such is life in the spotlight when you are an Alabama quarterback. A post shared by TAGOVAILOA ?? Ive had all the information that I need to move forward with the decision that I made with me and my wife and my family, Tagovailoa told Yahoo Sports during Super Bowl week. His father powerlifted and . Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) celebrates his first NFL play with Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22), Miami Dolphins guard Solomon Kindley (66) and Miami Dolphins running back Lynn Bowden (15) against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray), Tua Tagovailoa speaks out about new baby son, wife, family and Thanksgiving blessings. Its handy in Judo matches though. Didnt Tee Higgins and Kenny Pickett have the same number of concussions this season. Celebrate Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa. The only left-handed person in his family, Galu also taught Tua to use his left hand, even though though he is naturally right hand-dominant.