Tua Tagovailoa

Team: Miami Dolphins
Position: QB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 227
Arms: 30 1/2
Hands: 10
Experience: 4
College: Alabama
Age: 25
Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI

Tuanigamanuolepola “Tua” Tagovailoa, born on March 2, 1998, is an American football quarterback of Samoan descent who is currently playing in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins. Heralding from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Tua comes from an athletic family where football runs in their blood. Tua’s father, Galu, trained him in football since the age of two and his younger brother, Taulia, is also a quarterback, currently playing for Maryland University.

Tagovailoa showcased immense potential since his high school days at Saint Louis School in Honolulu, recording over 8,000 passing yards and helping the team secure a state championship in his senior year. Post high school, he decided to attend the University of Alabama where he would continue to demonstrate his exceptional skills in the game of football.

In his freshman year at Alabama, 2017, he served as a backup to starting quarterback Jalen Hurts. His big breakthrough came during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game. After a shaky first half from Hurts, Tagovailoa was put in and managed to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to a victorious 26-23 win over the Georgia Bulldogs. His stunning 41-yard touchdown pass during overtime is often recognized as the turning point of this match.

The 2018 season saw Tagovailoa becoming the starting quarterback for Alabama. That year, he led the Crimson Tide to a undefeated regular season, and gained recognition for his performance, winning the Walter Camp Award and the Maxwell Award. Also, he was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which is annually awarded to the most outstanding player in National Collegiate Athletic Association football.

However, his 2019 season was cut short due to a hip injury, a career setback that raised concerns about his future professional career. Despite the uncertainties, Tagovailoa declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. After an encouraging medical recheck of his hip injury, his stock remained high, and he was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Dolphins.

Tagovailoa’s professional NFL career began as a backup to veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He saw his first in-game NFL action in October 2020, and soon after became the team’s starter. Despite a few ups and downs in his first season, Tagovailoa showed promise in his leadership and passing ability, setting the foundation for a bright future in the NFL.

Off the field, Tua, who comes from a close-knit, Christian family, is known for his humility, discipline, and strong sense of faith, indicative of his Hawaiian and Samoan cultural roots. He has been outspoken about his faith shaping his perspective towards life and football.

Tua Tagovailoa’s journey to the NFL has been full of dramatic turns, from his impactful introduction to football fans during the national championship with Alabam to his successful recovery from a potentially career-ending injury. With his robust determination and undeniable talent, he continues to build his presence in the NFL, proving to be a quarterback to watch out for in the coming seasons. Above all, Tua exemplifies humility and resilience, embodying the spirit of the sport he loves.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Who Is Tua Tagovailoa's Brother?
Tua Tagovailoa's brother is Taulia Tagovailoa.

Who Is Tua Tagovailoa's Wife?
Tua Tagovailoa's wife is Annah Gore.

What Is The Nature Of Tua Tagovailoa's Injury?
Tua Tagovailoa suffered a back injury in a Week 4 "Thursday Night Football" game against the Bills in September 2022, despite initial incorrect reports of it being a head injury.

What Is The Full Name Of Tua Tagovailoa?
The full name of Tua Tagovailoa is Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa.

What Is Tua Tagovailoa's Contract?
Tua Tagovailoa's contract with the Miami Dolphins, signed in 2023, is a four-year deal valued at $30,275,438, including a $19,578,500 signing bonus and an annual average salary of $7,568,860.

Does Tua Tagovailoa Have A Concussion?
Yes, Tua Tagovailoa indeed had multiple concussions during the 2022 season.

Where Did Tua Tagovailoa Attend College?
Tua Tagovailoa attended The University of Alabama for his college education.

What Is Tua Tagovailoa's Height?
Tua Tagovailoa stands at a height of 6′ 1″.

Latest Stats

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins on Jan 07, 2024 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 77.8
projected_passing_attempts: 2.9
projected_passing_completions: 1.9


Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Football Team on Dec 03, 2023 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 337.6
projected_passing_attempts: 42.8
projected_rushing_attempts: 3.2
projected_passing_completions: 28.5


Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Nov 05, 2023 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 368.5
projected_passing_attempts: 45.7
projected_rushing_attempts: 3.4
projected_passing_completions: 30.8


Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears on Nov 06, 2022 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 283.1
projected_passing_attempts: 36.7
projected_rushing_attempts: 1.7
projected_passing_completions: 24.2


Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions on Oct 30, 2022 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 281
projected_passing_attempts: 36.3
projected_rushing_attempts: 1.8
projected_passing_completions: 24.4


Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sep 29, 2022 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 330
projected_passing_attempts: 44.7
projected_rushing_attempts: 4.3
projected_passing_completions: 29.6