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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa named Maxwell Award Player of the Week

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

More individual accolades have come to Tua Tagovailoa, following Alabama’s 47-23 win over South Carolina. 

He was named Offensive Player of the Week via the Southeastern Conference on Monday, and the Maxwell Football Club announced the junior quarterback as its Maxwell Award Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-1, 218-pounder is coming off a career performance against the Gamecocks, where he became the first signal caller in Alabama football history to record 400-plus passing yards with five touchdowns in the same game. He completed 28 of 36 pass attempts for 444 yards with five scores and anchored an offense that ripped off 576 total yards last week. 

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Through the first three weeks of the season, Tagovailoa has completed 70 of 91 passes – 76.9 percent — for 1,007 yards with 13 total scores (one rushing) to no interceptions. 

He is averaging 335.7 passing yards per game, while carrying a passer rating of 213.4. 

Tagovailoa is 12 scoring tosses shy of surpassing former Alabama quarterback, AJ McCarron (77) for most all-time in school history. The Maxwell Award, which is presented by the Maxwell Football Club, goes to the player of the year in college football. Tagovailoa won the honor in 2018, following a performance of 3,966 yards with 48 total touchdowns to six interceptions. 

His primary goal this season is to guide the Tide to a national championship. 

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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