While there's no question that Tua Tagovailoa is a gifted quarterback, the most impressive trait from the 21-year-old is his leadership.
Tagovailoa has an uphill battle ahead of him due to hip surgery. Nonetheless, the star quarterback remains confident and content with the situation he's in.
During today's game between Alabama and Western Carolina, Tagovailoa was interviewed on the sidelines. He immediately thanked everyone that's given him support over the past week.
"I want to thank the fan base for the amount of support they've given me and my family. I also want to thank my mom and dad. They've been helping me throughout this process. Kudos to my parents for everything they've done for me up to this point. I can't thank everyone enough," he said.
When asked about being in attendance just a few days after surgery, Tagovailoa admit that even sitting on the sidelines is enough to cheer him up.
"Whether I'm feeling good or not, just being out here uplifts my spirit," Tagovailoa said. "Just being out here and being able to see football again is great."
Here's the full interview:
Tua Tagovailoa can now watch his younger brother, Taulia Tagovailoa. Nick Saban has pulled Mac Jones since the Crimson Tide lead by more than 50 points against the Catamounts.
It's fair to say everyone in college football is rooting for Tagovailoa as he tries to recover from a dislocated hip.