Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took the college football world by storm this year after playing just one half of football in his freshman season – though that half of football led to Alabama’s latest championship.
The Hawaiian native is headed to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony after an incredible 2018 performance. Most of Tua’s stats were accrued in the first three quarter of games because Alabama blew out most of its opponents and he didn’t need to pay in the fourth quarter.
Tua suffered a tough injury during the SEC title game against Georgia and may have hurt his Heisman hopes. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray made a late run and might now be the Heisman favorite after Tua’s injury led to a disastrous performance from the star sophomore.
He’s not worried about that though. As he said on Twitter: “It was never about that in the first place. We worked too hard as a team for me to just give up on my brothers,” Tua said in response to someone suggesting his play against Georgia cost him the Heisman.
It was never about that in the first place. We worked too hard as a team for me to just give up on my brothers. https://t.co/Ov4roMeFLt
— Tua. T 🇦🇸 (@Tuaamann) December 6, 2018
The Heisman ceremony kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.