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Tua Tagovailoa

Jack Thompson
ESPN— Growing up in Washington, Jack Thompson likely never could have imagined this moment. Known as the "Throwin' Samoan," Thompson was an NFL rarity. When he'd gone to college at Washington State, teammates asked him what position he played. Quarterback, he told them. Then Thompson played his way...
Mariota and Tagovailoa
Miami, FLORIDA — Long before they took the college football world by storm and their NFL careers began, Tua Tagovailoa will never forget when he first met fellow Hawaiian and Samoan quarterback Marcus Mariota. It was during a football camp at St. Louis School in Honolulu, which became the high...
(from left) Jack Thompson of Washington State, Chuck Fusina of Penn Satate and Rich Leach of Michigan pose with USC coach John Robinson
Palm Beach, FLORIDA — With the conversation winding down, the voice on the line, originating from Seattle, says he has to run. Or so he thought. Suddenly, he remembers something he needed to say. And it’s probably the most important thing. “You tell Tua I’m rooting hard for him,” he says. “Do us...
Tua and his dad, Galu
Honolulu, HAWAII — The brand new “Tua” documentary about Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, (and first reported in Variety) will debut this Sunday on FOX Sports. The documentary will proudly display and highlight the Samoan culture, along with the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame and...
Tua Tagovailoa bobblehead
Miami Dolphins fans still can't get enough of Tua Tagovailoa, and now there's another item available to commemorate his selection as the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. A Tua draft-night bobblehead was unveiled Friday by FOCO. Before he's ever played a down for the Dolphins, he's already...
Photo of twin girls from Alabama
Playa Del Rey, CALIFORNIA — Young twin girls, with Alabama heritage, had a serious opinion about Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa declaring for the NFL Draft.  “Our family is happy he is moving on as our Mom went to Auburn, ‘Bama’s bitter rival.  One less ‘Bama superstar for her team to face on Saturdays...
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa
HONOLULU, HAWAII — University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and...