Tua Tagovailoa has a new teammate and one that has been a fan of his for years.
Alama Uluave, a former San Diego State offensive lineman, is Hawaiian and Polynesian.
When Tagovailoa completed a 41-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith in overtime during Alabama’s 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game versus Georgia, Uluave became enamored with him.
Uluave posted a video to Twitter five years ago of the moment.
Full circle moment for Alama Uluave (@alama_uluave) who posted this video 5 years ago when Tua Tagovailoa helped lead Alabama to a national championship win over Georgia.
The fellow Hawaiian native and Polynesian athlete will join Tagovailoa as a member of the Miami Dolphins 💪 pic.twitter.com/rvBlI12roJ
— Touchdown Alabama (@TDAlabamaMag) April 30, 2023
He called Tagovailoa ‘a beast’ and referenced the former Alabama quarterback defeating him in high school. A full-circle moment has happened for Uluave as he signed an undrafted free-agent contract for the Miami Dolphins. Tagovailoa is now united with his biggest fan as his new teammate. It is going to be interesting to see Uluave and Tagovailoa working together in the league.
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