Tua Tagovailoa Biography

Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa[a] (/tovalo/ TUNG-oh-vy-LOW-uh; born March 2, 1998) is a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League in the sport of American football (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, where he was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. He also won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award as a sophomore when he was there. In spite of the fact that a hip injury forced him to miss the majority of his junior season, the Dolphins selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Tagovailoa began his career with the Dolphins as Ryan Fitzpatrick’s backup quarterback. Toward the end of his rookie season, he took over as the starting quarterback for the Dolphins. Beginning with the 2021 season, Tagovailoa served as Miami’s primary starting quarterback.

 

Early life and high school career

Tagovailoa was the eldest of four children in a Samoan family and was the first-born child of Galu and Diane Tagovailoa. He was born in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. His parents reportedly remarked that even when he was a little child, he would go to bed with a football tucked under his arm. This suggests that he had a lifelong passion for the game of football. When he was eight years old and playing Pop Warner games, when his peers could normally throw a football no more than 10 yards, he consistently threw passes that were more than 30 yards long.

His grandfather, Seu Tagovailoa, was his primary source of motivation when he was a child. He was commonly referred to as “Chief Tagovailoa” within the local Samoan community because of the high regard with which he was held. Because Seu anticipated that Tua would one day become a prominent figure in the world of football, the latter requested that the former pay him a visit following each game and update him on his development. After Seu passed away in 2014, Tua had some second thoughts about continuing to play his favorite sport, but in the end, he and his father came to the conclusion that it would be the greatest way to commemorate Seu for him to do so.

When Tagovailoa started playing varsity football for the first time during his senior year of high school, he finished the season with 33 throwing touchdowns, three interceptions, and 2,583 yards passing. Tagovailoa stated that his father’s method of discipline, which included the use of a belt anytime Tagovailoa threw an interception, served as a significant source of inspiration and motivation for his performance. Tagovailoa participated in the All-American Bowl in 2016, and during the regular season, he threw for 2,669 yards, 27 passing touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Additionally, he was selected to be a member of the Elite 11 squad as one of the best high school quarterbacks in the country. During his time on that roster, he was honored with the Most Valuable Player award.

During the recruitment cycle that took place in 2017, Tagovailoa was given a rating of four stars, making him the most highly regarded high school prospect in the whole state of Hawaii. Marcus Mariota, the current quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and winner of the Heisman Trophy in 2014, was a role model for him while they were both young men living in Hawaii and attending the same high school, Saint Louis School in Honolulu. He attended the same school.  Before he finally decided to enroll at the University of Alabama in January 2017, he was presented with 17 different.

Personal life

After making his commitment to Alabama, Tagovailoa moved to Alabaster, Alabama with his family shortly after completing his early graduation from Saint Louis School. [85] Tagovailoa identifies himself as a Christian. Even though he is primarily right-handed, his father taught him to toss with his left hand when he was a toddler so that he could fulfill his father’s lifelong dream of having a left-handed son. As of the year 2022, he is the only starting quarterback in the NFL that throws with his left hand.

Taulia Tagovailoa, his younger brother, plays college football for the Maryland Terrapins. Taulia is the starting quarterback for the Terrapins. After serving as Tua’s backup at Alabama for a year starting in 2019, he transferred to that school in 2020. Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa plays on the defensive line for Notre Dame, while Adam Amosa-Tagovailoa played on the offensive line for Navy. Both of Tagovailoa’s relatives also play football at collegiate and professional levels.

How Old Is Tua Tagovailoa?

The birth date of the football player was March 2nd, 1998. In the year 2022, the football Star will have turned 24 years old.

Tua Tagovailoa Height and Weight

The American Football Star is claimed to weigh 98 kilograms and have a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters).

What Is Tuas Net Worth?

It is estimated that Tua Tagovailoa has a net worth of $30,275,438. It is reported that he derives all of his wealth from his career as a football player and the endorsements he has received.