Although the circumstances were not ideal, the day a college football player hears his name called by NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell will forever be a day to remember.
For Tua Tagovailoa, it was the pay off to an accolade filled and injury riddled process that helped mold him into becoming to 5th overall pick in the draft to the Miami Dolphins.
Knowing how humble and caring Tagovailoa is, he tried to share the moment with as many people as he could.
In a video posted to his twitter and with the help of Verizon, Tagovailoa shared the facetime calls from his friends and family back in Hawaii, congratulating him on his special day.
Miami here I come! ☀️🌴 Never could have done it without all the love and support of my Ohana back in Hawaii. ❤️ @Verizon captured my first call home after the #NFLDraft to break the news! pic.twitter.com/LcF7s5atyy
— Tua. T 🇦🇸 (@Tuaamann) April 26, 2020
There are always a lot of people to thank for these types of accomplishments and Tagovailoa is trying to make sure everyone knows what they’ve meant to him before he begins his NFL career with the Dolphins.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77