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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa selected SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week

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He turned in a record-setting Iron Bowl performance versus Auburn that featured six total touchdowns and 350 yards offensively in Alabama’s 52-21 victory last week.  

Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed 25 of 32 pass attempts for 324 yards with five scoring tosses, and was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week from the Southeastern Conference. His output of six touchdowns set a single-game school record, while his five scoring tosses tied him with former Tide star Gary Hollingsworth for most in a matchup. 

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Currently, he carries the single-season school mark for total touchdowns (41) and is tied with Jalen Hurts and John Parker Wilson for second-most touchdown passes in a career (47). 

Prior to this week, his efforts versus Tennessee and Texas A&M previously earned him recognition for SEC Offensive Player of the Week. As he leads Alabama in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia, Tagovailoa has 3,189 passing yards and 41 touchdown passes to just two interceptions.

He is fourth signal-caller of the Nick Saban era to have 3,000 passing yards.

In Sunday’s airing of In My Own Words, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine explained why the Heisman Trophy belongs to Tagovailoa at this point. Check out the video listed below.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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