Future Watch: Tua Tagovailoa Pre-Draft Football Cards, Alabama

Future Watch: Tua Tagovailoa Pre-Draft Football Cards, Alabama – Tua Tagovailoa is a very talented quarterback who was set to be a top-two pick before he injured his hip. That kind of injury can make a prospect sink like a stone, but he still has a great college track record, and since video surfaced recently seeing him go through some quarterback foot drills; and even though it was a small snapshot, it left many with hopeful thoughts.

He was born in Hawaii and attended high school in Honolulu. From there he went to the University of Alabama where he made had a big impact.

In 2017, he was a backup quarterback. In games that were determined early, he got in there and got some playing time. He got in the National Championship game when the starter was pulled and he threw a 41-yard touchdown to win the game and a National Championship team. He was named the Offensive MVP.

He finally got his first start in 2018, opening the season with a two-touchdown performance. After the season he finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting. Also, on his list of accolades was the fact that he was an SEC Champion, Sporting News Player of the Year, The Maxwell Award, The Walter Camp Award, First-Team All-SEC and more.

Tua, as he’s known, opened up the 2019 season with a four-touchdown, 336 passing yard performance. He then went on a tear of 25 touchdowns to one interception, one was a rushing touchdown. To say he was dominating was an understatement. In January, he injured the hip plus getting a broken nose and concussion and still announced he would forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

Collectors can find Tagovailoa’s pre-draft rookie cards of this talented quarterback in Leaf Draft, Leaf Metal Draft, SAGE Hit Premier Draft and Panini Prizm Draft Picks Collegiate Football.

Here’s a look at him in action:

 

Tua didn’t do any drills at the NFL Combine. Teams will assess the risk and draft accordingly. Collectors should be all in no matter what. If he’s healthy, like he seems to be, he should be an impact quarterback.

Future Watch: Tua Tagovailoa Pre-Draft Football Cards, Alabama – Stats

Passing Table
Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*2017 Alabama SEC FR QB 8 49 77 63.6 636 8.3 9.9 11 2 175.0
*2018 Alabama SEC SO QB 15 245 355 69.0 3966 11.2 12.8 43 6 199.4
*2019 Alabama SEC JR QB 9 180 252 71.4 2840 11.3 13.4 33 3 206.9
Career Alabama 474 684 69.3 7442 10.9 12.7 87 11 199.4
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 4/10/2020.

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