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SportAlabama's Tua Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp Player of the Year

03:05  07 december  2018
03:05  07 december  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa Wins Walter Camp, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray Wins Best Quarterback

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa Wins Walter Camp, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray Wins Best Quarterback Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa Wins Walter Camp, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray Wins Best Quarterback

Tuanigamanuolepola " Tua " Tagovailoa (TOO-ah TAH-goh vai-LOH-ah) (born March 2, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was born and raised in Hawaii.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Wednesday. Tagovailoa leads the nation in collegiate passer efficiency at 212.5 and his 146.5 NFL passer rating

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp Player of the Year© John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It’s going to be one tight battle between Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa for this year’s Heisman trophy.

Murray is seen as the betting favorite to come away with the nation’s top individual honor. He was also just named the Associated Press Player of the Year.

But in an interesting turn, Tagovailoa was named the Walter Camp Player of the Year Thursday evening.

“The award’s voters, made up of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, chose Tagovailoa over three other quarterback finalists — Will Grier of West Virginia, Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Gardner Minshew of Washington State — as well as Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen,” ESPN noted.

Tagovailoa on field for Alabama's 1st bowl practice

Tagovailoa on field for Alabama's 1st bowl practice Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain in Alabama's SEC Championship win over Georgia.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray are among the five finalists named Wednesday for the Walter Camp national player of the award. Joining the two Heisman Trophy contenders as finalists are West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Washington State

Sophomore Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and junior Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, the two Heisman The 2017 winner of the Camp Player of the Year award is Murray’ s former teammate, fellow quarterback Baker Mayfield. Holgorsen’ s 66 wins during his eight seasons in Morgantown are the second-most

The past five players to win this specific award ultimately ended up hoisting the Heisman in New York City the following weekend. That’s certainly the biggest story here. Tua has put up 37 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions en route to leading Alabama to a perfect 13-0 record and a spot in the College Football Playoff. His Crimson Tide will take on Murray and the Sooners in the semifinals later this month.

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Tua Tagovailoa's Heisman Loss Is Alabama's Bulletin Board Material Gain.
As if Alabama needed any more motivation to get locked in for a semifinal it is heavily favored to win, the quarterback who took a Heisman Trophy away from the Crimson Tide's star will be on the opposite sideline.

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