BREAKING: After Winning The Championship, Alabama’s Quarterback ACTUALLY DID IT… ON LIVE TV
Sean Brown AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –
On Monday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs squared off for the National Championship, and after winning the game, the Tide’s quarterback stunned the nation.
Freshman Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t started a game all season for Alabama, but on Monday night he was forced into the one position no freshman ever wants to be in – replacing the team’s all-star quarterback for the second half of the game. Alabama was down 13-0 at that point, and coach Nick Saban needed to do something to turn the game around, so he pulled the starting quarterback and put in his freshman to see who he performed.
Suffice it to say, he didn’t make a mistake doing so. In fact, Tagovailoa put on the performance of his career, and he only had on person to thank for it.
Thrown into the game to start the second half, Tagovailoa threw two touchdown passes in regulation and put Alabama in position to win it at the end of regulation. When the field goal attempt failed — Alabama, y’all! — Tagovailoa uncorked a gorgeous, 41-yard pass to beat Georgia in overtime, giving the Tide the most improbable of its 12 national titles.
The Daily Caller reported that Tagovailoa threw for 166 yards and had 27 rushing yards on his own.
When asked about Tagovailoa’s performance, Coach Saban said he trusted his backup quarterback because he puts his all into everything he does.
“I trust players, players that do things the right way, players who prepare the right way, practice the right way, they’re dependable,” Saban said after the 26-23 victory. “When players do that, I have total faith, trust and confidence to put them out there.
“So I have that in Tua.”
But while the Hawaiian native’s actions on the field were beyond impressive (I watched the game and it was one of the best championships I’ve seen in a while), it’s what he did once the game was over that’s grabbing attention from people across the country.
Tagovailoa was interviewed immediately after Alabama’s surprising win, and of all the people in the world he could have thanked, of all the things he could have given credit to, of all of the things he could have said in the most important moment of his career, he chose the one thing that people least expected.
More from the Caller:
When asked what went through his mind after his coach told him he was going to start, Tagovailoa said he wanted to thank someone:
First and foremost, I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with whom all things are possible. That’s what happened tonight.
Tagovailoa went on to thank his family and teammates before saying again:
In this moment it means the world but at the same time all glory goes to God. I can’t describe what He has done for me and my family. I thank God for that.
Wow. Now how’s that for a gracious young man and welcome shift from what we’re used to seeing from football in general?
Great job on and off the field, Mr. Tagovailoa! Congratulations on your first college title!
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