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.
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
Future Watch: Tua Tagovailoa Pre-Draft Football Cards, Alabama – More Resources
- Beckett Card Catalog – Tua Tagovailoa
- ESPN Player Profile – Tua Tagovailoa
- Tua Tagovailoa – Secondary Market Pricing
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