Tua Tagovailoa and Marcus Mariota are friends and two of the best players ever to come out of Hawaii. So it would make sense that after Tagovailoa, who was playing in Nashville where Mariota plays professionally, would receive high praise from the Heisman Trophy winner.
Tagovailoa shared a congratulatory text from Mariota following Alabama’s dominant 59-0 win.
“Great job today bro. Keep Getting better everyday. Happy for you,” Mariota’s text read.
Tagovailoa and Mariota both hailed from Saint Louis School in Honolulu. Mariota went on to set a number of records at Oregon and won the 2014 Heisman Trophy as he led Oregon to an appearance in the national title game. He was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
As for Tagovailoa, he went 8 for 10 for 103 yards and threw for 2 touchdowns. He had one very impressive touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of Alabama’s 59-0 blowout against Vanderbilt.