He can go 15-for-15 with four touchdowns, but when he throws a pick, its the worst game. And, at some point, his next concussion will be the one that will prevent doctors from clearing him to play again. 1 dual-threat quarterback recruit in the class of 2017; it then followed closely his journey to select a college destination. At 6 oclock, we get together. 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. Tua Tagovailoa is from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, where he was a standout quarterback at Saint Louis School.  He also set a new NCAA FBS passer rating record of 199.4 for the season, surpassing the record 198.9 set by Baker Mayfield in 2017. He spent his rookie season alternating as a backup and starter before becoming the team's primary starter in 2021. Tagovailoa finished that game 16-of-24 with 227 passing yards and four total touchdowns before sitting out the fourth quarter. maybe he should work on strengthening his neck so his head doesnt look like a ragdolls when he is thrown down. Having played football and been tackled and doing the tackling it may help in the right situations but it isnt going to solve the problem. As long as hes not doing trust falls with his offensive linemen. "To even begin . Judo is not going to help him when a 300 pound man is THROWING him around. If they sign him to an extension Im Turning in my finatic card. He never had 3 in a single season. The following week, Tagovailoa missed the Dolphins' Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, as the Dolphins won 179. February 22, 2023 at 4:58 pm He was punished for bad grades as well. Chuckled at the first comment on chopping the opponent, judo isnt that tho but does teach how to fall properly, its the first thing that is taught before anything else. Tua Tagovailoa's family has been with him long before he was the star Alabama quarterback. Tagovailoa can be the best quarterback the school has had in decades. My poise comes from my faith. Im going to side with the hes an idiot crowd. People were so down on the guy that as soon as he was injured, he had to retire. Its whats been passed on from our parents. Who would have ever thought I would have been here, right now in this moment. _____________________________________________________________________________________. As a true freshman, Tagovailoa was the backup to sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts throughout the 2017 season. So have I. People were so down on the guy that as soon as he was injured, he had to retire. Family stands in to help Tua Tagovailoa learn Dolphins' new playbook. Tua Tagovailoa: Bio,Wiki And Family Details Of The American Football Quarterback. Tagovailoa has put the work into becoming one of the top draft prospects of this class, but he will also tell you his upbringing and faith were major contributors as well. Here is a portion of the comments via Sports Illustrated. I cant teach someone for free how not to hit there head in the nfl . I hope this doesnt end badly for Tua and his family. being as florio says great for half the seaon is not gonna make it for tus, pick up the 5th yr option as a tryout for him long term, but no way give him an extension.  The second game of the season was a home opener victory against New Mexico State. Tua Tagovailoa is from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, where he was a standout quarterback at Saint Louis School. I cant describe what Hes done for me and my family. Oh, man. There is NOTHING that can train you to react in time to a blind side hit at speed by a 250+ lb human missile intent on burying you in the turf. General . The family released a statement to KHON 2 announcing the move. 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. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is on the journey of his life. I suppose he can wrap his white belt around his helmet to cushion blows when hes tackled. He started laughing and singing. My guess is that Young will suffer many concussions and be thrown around like a rag doll in the NFL. Hes his own worst enemy. , On October 15, Tagovailoa cleared concussion protocol, but remained inactive for the Dolphins Week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings. RELATED: "Dear Tua": An Open Letter to Alabama's Greatest Quarterback. 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. Powered by.  Tagovailoa is a Christian. These things can happen.  The Dolphins missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, and for the 17th time in the 21 seasons since the retirement of Dan Marino. I hate see a young players career cut short. The dislocated hip and posterior wall fracture sidelined him for the rest of the season and put into question his future at Alabama and in the NFL. Tagovailoa has missed time with injuries in college and during his first three seasons in the NFL, including the concussion issues that ended his 2022 season, but General Manager Chris Grier said . Tua Tagovailoa's now-legendary introduction to the college football world came with everything on the line. Its a physical sport.. Judo can definitely teach you how to fall safely. 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 Oh, man. Thats quite a big difference from a fall. His head injuries must have been very serious. But I think that takes time and practice. It will not help much on a football field, sorry. Galu Tagovailoa is abdicating a family responsibility for a personal one, to help ensure the dreams of Tua. He has two sisters, Taylor and Taysia, and a brother, Taulia, who plays at Alabama, as well. His uncle, Tuli Amosa, pastors a church in Hawaii. Taylor Tagovailoa and Taysia Tagovailoa are his sisters' names. It cant hurt and maybe they can practice Can you snatch the football from my hand routine. When he woke up he asked me, Are you all right? Apply the same stanards to everyone, otherwise keep your opinion to yourself. How about just admitting that your small stature is a hindrance. Tagovailoa brothers will share the spotlight in Maryland.  During the team's bye week, Tagovailoa was named the starter for their Week 8 game against the Los Angeles Rams. We love the Alabama people, we love it here, and its our home now, Galu Tagovailoa said, noting that he has been uplifted and encouraged by the love extended toward Tua and his entire family.  In the next game, against SEC West rival Ole Miss, he recorded his first collegiate rushing touchdown in a 663 victory. Click here to read the full June 2020 issue! This is great to hear. But it definitely changes the perspective on how I look at kids. Tagovailoa briefly considered quitting the sport after Seu's death in 2014 until he and his father agreed that he could best honor him by continuing to play.  The next week against the Baltimore Ravens, Tagovailoa threw for a career-high 469 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions in the 4238 comeback win. Youve got enough money.. why risk permanent injury?  His six-touchdown performance also tied the Dolphins franchise record, tying Hall of Famers Bob Griese and Dan Marino, and his 469 passing yards ranks fourth in franchise history. And we remind him about that, and also realize that we need to do the same thing. I dont want to sound like a turdbut when he got sacked in the Cincinnati gameit sure looked like the guy from the Bengals (cant remember his name) threw him down on the ground like like a rag doll.You and I both know that if Brady got tossed like that,the flags would have been flyover around.I dont know if judo will help that.  In a limited role against Louisiana, he was 8-of-8 passing for 128 passing yards and two passing touchdowns in the 5614 victory. Tua Tagovailoa was born in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. 32 overall player by 247Sports in the class of 2017 enrolled early at Alabama. With Tuas brother, Taulia Tagovailoa, heading to Alabama next season, Galu and Diane will be driving to Tuscaloosa for a few more years. The Miami Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel as their head coach on February 6, 2022. Subscribe FREE and be the first to get our good news - delivered right to your inbox. Really, after 2 concussions? I have forever thought and wanted the NFL to employ an expert Judo player/coach to teach the football players a little Judo, which starts with learning how to fall properly as we take tons a falls everyday but know how to naturally take that fall without hitting our heads.. 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. Praying through the series kept me calm, Tua Tagovailoa said after his national championship-winning performance. Tua also toured the Church of the Highlands during his Tuscaloosa visit, and is now a member of the church. Faith comes with a lot of important values, he said Love, respect, being kind, but also being honest and upfront. During their 209 victory over the New York Giants in Week 13, he became the first Dolphins quarterback since Dan Marino in 1994 to throw at least 21 completions in the first half of a game.  After the game, the NFLPA suspected that the Dolphins might have violated concussion protocols by letting Tagovailoa back in the game and subsequently announced that they would launch an investigation. Example you get grabbed and you add your momentum to the throw to help you break out and roll away. 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. Galu admitted that Tuas game-winning throw in the 2018 title game changed the lives of their family. 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. Tagovailoa graduated early from Saint Louis School and moved with his family to Alabaster, Alabama, after his commitment to Alabama. Tua is one of Galu and Diane Tagovailoa's four children. It shouldnt change us, and it shouldnt change what people think of us, he said. Is hard reset only way to salvage Jets QB dilemma?  Tagovailoa's suspected concussion resulted in the NFL and NFLPA revising its concussion protocol policy. Alabama will play this years title game on the West Coast, much closer to Hawaii. His attitude is very positive.  He was then placed on injured reserve on September 25, 2021, and would return from injury in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. The problem is that, right or wrong, Tua has become the face of head injuries in football. After his junior season was cut short by a hip injury, Tagovailoa was selected fifth overall by the Dolphins in the 2020 NFL Draft. 2023 Birmingham Christian Family Magazine. Everyone that bailed on Tua will once again have to eat some crow next year. Galu Tagovailoa said that the injury and ensuing uncertainty was a challengebut that his family looked to Gods guidance through it, as in every other situation. You must be logged in to leave a comment. Much like Galu explained about Tuas accomplishments, Tuas name is about his community. 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. Its football. , Tagovailoa left the Tide's seventh game against Tennessee early in the second quarter after suffering a high ankle sprain. Tua Tagovailoa Siblings Tua has two younger sisters and one younger brother. I was watching your show with Peter King talking about Tuas concussion situation and the fact he keeps hitting his head on the ground, Morris said. Itd be a little harder, I think, because I wouldnt know what to do necessarily. Retire already while you still can have a decent life physically. He has to figure out how to protect himself, whether its finding a way to avoid those hits or, as hes doing, finding a way to take those hits without hitting his head. Cheryl Wray is a freelance writer who covers sports for the Alabama Media Group.  The Dolphins lost two additional games to the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills to drop their record to 17. Tagovailoa demonstrated a fencing response, and was stretchered off the field and transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with head and neck injuries. 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After Tagovailoa won the starting quarterback battle against Jalen Hurts and ran out onto the field in the 'Tide's 2018 season opening football game against Louisville, the couple shared a proud moment. Loyalty is great, but one more bad looking concussion, and it will be hard to clear Tua. The Florio approved head coach is a threat to his players health as proven by last year. As was a prophetic word given to him by a relative that hed play football in Tuscaloosa. Tagovailoa was deemed a four-star recruit during the 2017 recruiting cycle and was ranked the top high school prospect in the state of Hawaii. Although entertaining, this just reads like a BS press release cooked up by the front office to deflect criticism for Miami holding on to this guy. He finished the game 14-of-24 for 166 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and one interception, along with 27 rushing yards on 12 attempts. Sound like hes trying to figure out how to maintain his professional career. Tua Tagovailoas family will settle in to watch Tua play in his second consecutive national championship game, but this time it is expected. I alway root for Tua. Tua should study cats, cause they always land on their feet. Tua was said to have grown up with an intense interest in football. There, he played for Saint Louis School (Honolulu), which also produced NFL quarterback Marcus Mariota. In February 2021, Tagovailoa announced the establishment of the Tua Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the support of youth initiatives, health and wellness, and other charitable causes. Exploring his faith, family history and Samoan roots, How Tua Tagovailoa's Hawaii roots prepped him for college success. It's a question NFL fans are asking, and they're likely finding out that he's a very family-oriented person. Itd be a little harder, I think, because I wouldnt know what to do necessarily. At best itll be a short news paragraph stating ex NFL QB in the news cycle one day and gone forever. Theres no playbook for this because everyones experience is different, whether youre having a boy first or a girl. Associated With He played under head coach Nick Saban during his time at Alabama. chucksters says: Taulia Tagovailoa scored five touchdowns and got his first win as a collegiate starter on Friday. In their next game against the Baltimore Ravens, Tagovailoa came off the bench to energize the Dolphins, completing 8 of 13 passes for a 158 yards and a rushing touchdown, resulting in an upset 2210 victory. Its important that he does. Tua Tagovailoa, the oldest of Gala and Diane Tagovailoa,'s four children, loved playing football from an early age in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. It was kept alive. Hearing his name called over the loudspeaker, our name, that would have brought him, the head of our family, so much pride, Galu says of Seu. , Tagovailoa began his junior season at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game with a victory against Duke in Atlanta. An ESPN College Gameday segment had an interview with Tuas parents discussing what would happen if Tua had a bad game when he was growing up in Hawaii. Sure you do. . Judo is not going to help him when a 300 pound man is THROWING him around. Football says: He has two sisters, Taylor and Taysia, and a brother, Taulia, who performs at Alabama, as properly.  Two days later, the neurotrauma consultant who was involved in Tagovailoa's concussion check during the Bills game was fired. Thank you to the state of Hawaii for the support over the years, the Tagovailoa family told KHON. Our faith comes from our upbringing, he said. , Tagovailoa signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $30 million, on May 11, 2020. Not because it brings attention to the individual, but because a village, and a people, are glorified as one.  Following the regular season, he finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, but he won the Walter Camp Award and Maxwell Award for 2018, both awarded to the top player in college football. Didnt Tee Higgins and Kenny Pickett have the same number of concussions this season.  As a result of his historic performance, Tagovailoa was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2. I have a black belt in Judo. 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. Something went wrong. Its like nothing that Ive experienced. Following their loss, and with the Los Angeles Chargers defeating the Denver Broncos, the Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention for the fifth consecutive year, and 18th time in 20 seasons. Teach simeone how to fall ? Ive heard worse ideas. Tua and Taulia have two younger sisters, Taylor and Taysia. I see you are unfamiliar with Judo. Their parents were there for . Too many players whove had a lot of concussions are non functioning people due to the physical hits to their body and heads. , Last edited on 25 February 2023, at 21:21, 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, Sporting News College Football Player of the Year, "How do you pronounce Tua Tagovailoa? Hopefully it does.When Tua is on his game,hes a pretty decent QB. Falling is one of the many key elements to mastering Jiu-Jitsu. This article was originally published on October 20, 2020, and has been updated since. Plenty of other players had head injuries this year. Tua Tagovailoa Popularity Most Popular #6562 Born on March 2 #22 Football Player #41 Born in Hawaii #37 Quarterback #21 First Name Tua #1 24 Year Old Pisces #27 Pisces Football Player #4 This . There are different grades of concussions. Tua's younger brother, Taulia, played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide as well before transferring to the University of Maryland after 2019. He was known to sleep with a football in his arm every single night as a small child. All glory goes to God, Tua told ESPN (via AL.com). During a 2015 interview with Sports Illustrated, Tuas father explained that his success was a reflection of his entire family and Samoan heritage. (@tuamaann_) on Dec 10, 2018 at 2:51pm PST. Look at the effect that he has. Tagovailoa signed a 4 year. Fame wont change the Tagovailoa family. one of the first things they teach in jiu-jitsu is how to fall correctly but im not sure it can translate to football. Really hoping for a career ender for Milano. Its an uplifting feeling when you see those things in your kids. 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. Were strongly taught back home that family is so important and how we stick together is everything.. Tua Tagovailoa was born to parents; Galu and Diane Tagovailoa. 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.  Tagovailoa was also the first left-handed quarterback to be drafted by an NFL team since Tim Tebow in 2010. Tua, and his new wife, Annah Gore, have remained private with their relationship.  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. 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They will have to find another starter at qb just to fill the gaps in Tuas downtime. "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. Both Galu and Diane Tagovailoa raised their children Tua Tagovailoa is the eldest of four to keep Samoan customs and traditions. If it helps prevent concussions, then every team should include some level of training on this. He put on a show for his parents in his first ever start, too. In an ancient Samoan tradition, the paternal grandfather names the firstborn child. ", "Tua Tagovailoa 'in the mix' for No. 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. 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. Might not even mitigate it. He left his name all over the program record books, tallying more than 7,400 passing yards, 87 touchdown passes and just 11 interceptions over three seasons. His father powerlifted and taught himself how to coach football. Football says: After taking a sack during the second quarter, Tagovailoa hit the ground with his left elbow, back and back of his helmet. I think the motivation for me getting this far is my family. Every time, the biggest thing that helped me was my faith. 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. ________________. 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. Thats what the move is about.. Its the best thing in the world. 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. During Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, Tagovailoa suffered a rib injury early in the game, and was carted off the field on a motorized stretcher, not returning in that game. Tagovailoa is the eldest Diane and Galu Tagovailoa's 4 youngsters. MORE: How Tua Tagovailoa's Hawaii roots prepped him for college success. Tua for his health should retire, but I get it having to play for his finances. We took the blessings and have moved forward. Rich Roberts says: He fell straight back and hit the back of his head. Advertisement "I'm thankful for a lot of things, very thankful for a lot of things. Tua's primary inspiration as a child was his grandfather Seu Tagovailoa. Tagovailoa's family has said it.  He attended Saint Louis School in Honolulu, the same school as 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota, where Mariota served as a mentor to him when they were growing up in Hawaii. While they're lucky enough to have two children play college football, they seem as humble as humanly possible. Were not running around thinking were special.. Thats quite a big difference from a fall. Its noble to stand in the pocket and take a hit, but like Julian Edelman (or whomever he got it from) says, the greatest ability is availability. There has been an influx of Hawaiian quarterbacks in both college football and the NFL. Its time people get what they deserve. Our parents were born there and they moved to Hawaii and raised all of us, Galu Tagovailoa told Saturday Down South in a 2019 feature on his family. Or maybe his football coaches can teach him to throw the ball out of bounds. If you get blindsided or quickly thrown to the ground learning how to fall is useless. As weve said all along, the physics are against him, given his size. Great idea 10 years ago. Whats he gonna do to avoid back injuries, though?  The next day, it was announced that Tagovailoa had entered concussion protocol after he was experiencing concussion symptoms he suffered in the game. Now please just stop.We saw Damar Hamlin die on the field this year. 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. After he finished his high school career, Tagovailoa ranked as the No. -- And if the teams arent doing it, maybe players should be doing it on their own. , In June 2020, Tagovailoa announced the establishment of a $300,000 scholarship endowment to benefit his high school, Saint Louis School in Honolulu, Hawaii. 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. 1 Alabama names Tua Tagovailoa starting quarterback", "Tagovailoa throws for 387 yards, four TDs as Tide thumps Aggies", "No sweat: Tua goes 8-for-8 as No. BIOGRAPHY. All I can think of is Austin Powers yelling Judo Chop! as he storms Dr. Evils lair. Tua is 61 and 217 lbs. No one is wondering if any of these will retire, Thats a joke. The elder family members set the example that their lives should center on their Christian faith and relationships with one. I think its mostly innate. I thank my Heavenly Father up above that I got a boy first. 5184 Caldwell Mill Road Suite 204-196Hoover, AL35244. Its handy in Judo matches though. But at Maryland, he doesn't have to. However, he experienced significant playing time due to a couple of blowout victories for the Crimson Tide. When Tua enrolled at the University of Alabama, Taulia played football at nearby Thompson High School. Bryce Young is 511 (at best) and <200 lbs. Tua Tagovailoa celebrates the 2018 national championship with his parents, Diane and Galu Tagovailoa. Zac Al-Khateeb is a content producer for The Sporting News. "My brother, I know he works hard. 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