ATLANTA, GA – Attending Alabama Crimson Tide as a freshman, Tua Tagovailoa, didn’t know what his new life would be like relocating from Hawaii to Alabama. But Monday night during the college football’s national championship game he went from being the new kid on the block to the big man on campus.
After trailing the Georgia Bulldogs at halftime by 13 points, the Crimson Tide managed to tie the game by the end of the fourth quarter to send the championship game into overtime. Crimson Tie Coach, Nick Saban, then sent the young freshman into the game. After taking an ugly sack, but Tagovailoa would later regain himself to throw for a 41-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Smith to win the game 26-23.