Some may not know of the devastating surprise upset that Alabama did in the last seconds of the National Championship game against Georgia. At the half, Alabama was down 13-0. Alabama Coach Nick Saban did the unthinkable by placing freshman quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, into the game. At the end of regulation play, the game was tied 20-20. Entering overtime, Georgia was the first to score with a field goal, pushing them up by three. When Tagovailoa was then sacked for nearly a 20-yard loss, it seemed that the favor was leaning towards Georgia. That was until Tagovailoa responded with a nearly 50-yard touchdown pass putting Alabama ahead 27-23 making them the 2018 National Champions!
Speaking to the press, Tagovailoa carried himself very well, with humility, considering he is a freshman and demonstrating exemplary athleticism at the highest caliber. The Press asked him multiple questions, asking how he has been since being away from his home state of Hawaii? What has brought additional attention to Tagovailoa, was his response when the press asked him where his poise comes from. “I would say my poise comes from my faith”. He continues, ‘Just being able to come onto the sideline every time, after I go into a drive, I just pray for peace. I just pray, asking God, let your will be done in me and the rest will follow’. He additionally shares how much of a blessing it is for him to represent his home state of Hawaii.
It is so beautiful to see Tua using this moment in the spotlight to turn the attention to the Lord and acknowledging Jesus Christ. Maybe you’re playing a sport and wondering what it takes to make it happen. Be faithful where you are and dedicate every action that you do to the Lord, and He will promote you in His timing. When God brings you to a place of success, it’s important for you to point to the Lord.
Does this bring you encouragement? How does it make you feel seeing such young men of character acknowledging the Lord? We want to hear from you. See the full interview with Tua, as well as other players on the team, Coach Nick Saban, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Alabama, 2018 National Champions, Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, and prayer. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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