Heisman Candidate Tua Tagovailoa Interview

Ric Serritella

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa talks Heisman Trophy, his Hawaii heritage and how his family has helped paved the way to his success. He also delves into the special relationship he shares with fellow quarterback Jalen Hurts, plus his expectations with their upcoming matchup against Oklahoma.

The Crimson Tide is 13-0 heading into the College Football Playoff, led by Tagovailoa, who has completed 199 of 294 pass attempts (67.7 percent) for 3,353 passing yards and 37 touchdowns, with just four interceptions. He also rushed for five touchdowns and ran for 190 yards. Tagovailoa has racked up accolades along his 2018 award tour, winning the Maxwell Award, Walther Camp Award and SEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Tagovailoa, a true sophomore, seeks a second national championship and is eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft. His pocket awareness and ability to dissect defenses, along with his high character, make him the top quarterback prospect in college football, according to the NFLDraftScout.com composite rankings.

The way the left-handed signal caller slings the rock so smoothly and effortlessly, along with his scrambling ability, makes one think you’re watching the reincarnation of Steve Young right before our very eyes.

The Hawaii native had a huge contingent of media and support with a large home-state presence from the islands in attendance during media sessions in New York City this week in advance of Saturday's Heisman Trophy presentation.

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