Fall 2021 SS Magazine

QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Tua's brother, praises God in announcing transfer to Maryland

Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa watched his brother, Tua, get picked No. 5 overall by the Miami Dolphins in the NFL Draft last month. Now, Taulia is making headlines of his own with his announcement that he will transfer from Alabama to Maryland. He will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Terrapins and needs to seek a waiver to be able to compete in 2020.

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Taulia Tagovailoa entered the transfer portal on May 8 and announced his commitment to Maryland on Friday via Twitter.

“Praise God from whom ALL blessing flow,” Tagovailoa’s post said. “Thank you to Coach Saban & The great U of A staff for giving me an opportunity to stay in sweet home Alabama my 1st year in college.

“This decision was not easy & has been prayed on non stop. Thank you to my Pastors & my family for always interceding on my behalf.

“Today, I am blessed to share that I will be continuing my academic & athletic journey at the university of Maryland. I’m grateful to Coach Locksley & the staff for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to get to College Park. God bless & Go Terps!”

Tagovailoa ended his tweet by listing Isaiah 40:31 and Jeremiah 29:11.

“[B]ut those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” — Isaiah 40:31

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11

The fifth-ranked dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school, Taulia backed up his brother in his one season in Tuscaloosa. He appeared in five games with nine completions for 100 yards and one touchdown.

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