One of the rising stars in the NFL is Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is coming off a breakout 2022 season. Despite missing several games due to concussions, Tagovailoa still managed to total 3,548 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and league-best 105.5 passer rating.
Tua also led the league in touchdown percentage (6.3%) and yards per attempt (8.9) and posted some very impressive advanced stats.
Tua Season 2022:
#1 in YPA (8.9)
#1 in deep pass EPA/att (+0.92)
#2 in EPA/att (+0.18)
#2 in first down (38.5%)
#2 in third down EPA/att (+0.29)
#2 in passer rating (105.5)
#3 in TD/att (6.3%)
#4 in red zone success (48.1%)
#5 in success rate (48.7%) pic.twitter.com/RDB0V08B5o
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 17, 2023
Despite being superior on the field, Tua pays it forward from him. Earlier this week, Tagovailoa surprised students at Miami Edison High School (Fla.) by donating $65,000 worth of equipment and uniforms in partnership with Gatorade and their Fairness in sport initiative.
Tua also played QB for a while while the team went through practices. He then shared some wisdom with the young athletes, according to the Palm Beach Post.
“The hardest thing is being here when everyone else isn’t… Doing the hard, grueling work. Do the things it takes to be great. Dream boldly. Work on your dream… Listen to the people who matter… Your grandparents. Your parents. Your uncles. Your aunts. Your big brother. Big sister. Do something big for your family.”
Here’s a video of Tagovailoa surprising the team.
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) July 18, 2023
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