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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

Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama race away from Auburn

Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama race away from Auburn Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama race away from Auburn

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 expected to be available for CFP despite sprained ankle

Tagovailoa expected to be available for CFP despite sprained ankle Tua Tagovailoa is expected to be available for the College Football Playoff despite suffering a sprained ankle.

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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Nick Saban: Tua Tagovailoa 'ahead of schedule' in recovery from ankle sprain.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains on track to play in the College Football Playoff. Coach Nick Saban said Tagovailoa is recovering well from the sprained ankle he suffered during the SEC Championship and is actually ahead of schedule in his recovery from the injury. 

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