TUA | Homecoming – Part 1: Tua Tagovailoa returns to Hawaii for first time since championship game

TUA | Homecoming – Part 1: Tua Tagovailoa returns to Hawaii for first time since championship game

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One of the biggest things with us was
just taking that leap of faith to come out here. “I will be making my commitment
to the University of Alabama.” “Roll Tide it is! The defending national
champions. Congratulations…” It was something that we had to pray on. That we talked about as a family. You know, it wasn’t something that you know, we just woke up and said, ‘hey
we’re going’… Diane: We both come from big families and our kids are very much involved in both of our families’ lives. And not only that… Was just, um, the distance from Hawaii was always the big thing. But, you have to fly
off the island to get anywhere. “What was it about Alabama that led you to this decision?” “The hospitality is kind of like Hawaii, you know…” “I feel like I’m home over there. Everybody on Sunday goes to church.” “And that’s something big in my
life.” “Coach Nick Saban is a really good guy.” “He’s a really humble man. Soft-spoken,
but you know, the words hit.” “The words hit.” “I couldn’t ask for anything better.” (Eli Gold radio calls) I was just overwhelmed, you know? I just looked at my wife and I was like, it’s done. You know, it’s–it’s over…and people are going crazy. “You know for, for us kids back home making our state proud is the biggest
thing. You know, and to be able to do this on a national level, um, and a big stage is
just a great opportunity. You know, and just to confine it with that moment… and just to seal it with that touchdown… and for the team to win the title… It’s everything that we’ve talked about, that we’ve worked towards. Diane: Yeah, what a difference a
year makes. Welcome to Hawaii. Tua: “Aloha Kakahiaka. Welcome to Hawaii.” “Hi, Mom.” “Sup.” Taulia: “Say hi, Sampson.” “Hiiiiii.” “Hi.” Taulia: “Missed my boys.” “Kiss.” Diane: So, the island is very… They’re just very
proud, very supportive of the island boys no matter where they go. Tua: “Thank you, Auntie.” Announcer: “Let’s give it up for the one and only Tua Tagovailoa. His best is STILL yet to come…” Tua: I want to thank each and every
single one of you for being here to support me. And I would like to thank my
friends… We got Alex Leatherwood. We got Joshua Casher… Diane: Throughout the season… Casher approached me, and he says:
“Hey, you know, during our break in May…” “I was wanting to come to Hawaii. But, I want to come to Hawaii when you folks are there.” You know…and then Najee, of course. Wherever Tua goes, Najee goes. Wherever Najee goes, Tua goes. Tua: Naj, if you could stand up… Najee Harris… And we got his beautiful mother next to him… If you can stand up, Ms. Tianna, please. Diane: And, um, Najee’s Mom. It’s always been a dream of hers hers to go to Hawaii. So, I said, “Why don’t you come to Hawaii?” And she’s like, “That’s right. Why don’t I come to Hawaii too?!” I said, “let’s go!” I think it’s amazing, the bond that he has with his teammates. To fly across all this way… I mean, it’s just so humbling and it’s an honor for us to have Tua’s friends here. Tua: I’d say it’s a…it’s a greater experience for my friends to kinda see what I’ve been raised with, and raised by. Being able to share that
opportunity, you know, with them… I think is something cool. The culture here is…it’s diverse, you know… Announcer: “Make it rain, make it rain!” Tua: Just seeing how the kids back home
have grown, you know, since I’ve been gone… It’s just a good opportunity to have my
teammates down here, and even to celebrate with me and my family. I love it already with these guys. I mean, they’re already family. (clapping and singing) Knowing our culture, things that we do back home in Samoa…it’s uh… The hospitality.
The hospitality is a… We love to host people. Pastor Sai: There is a saying that – once you come to, you know, our family… is, you also become family. Pastor Tuli: It’s very simple. So, it’s not even a biggie… So if, you know… I mean, if the whole Alabama team wants to come down, we would love to host you. (singing) Just for us to share a little
bit of that with the world… I mean… Means a lot. And we hope that they can see why
families are so close here, you know and… and, why family is everything. And why our kids play for more than just themselves. They represent, not only their families,
but their communities, and their churches You know…and just the entire Polynesian culture.

100 comments

  1. how can anybody dislike this video, it shows diversity and unity, most of all it shows love between friends and family

  2. Everyone get ready….. U will see a whole bunch of samoans sayin they related to this dude๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

  3. How Bama Fans Watched Week One 2018 —> #footballisback #football #rolltide

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  4. Hawaiians, Samoans, Tongans SAME THING. Stop saying โ€œoh, heโ€™s not Hawaiian heโ€™s Samoan.โ€ Theyโ€™re all Polynesian

  5. Watching Tua commit to Bama, Seeing him so nervous and timid. Now, See him where he is an how FAR he's come in such a short time? Tua is the MAN.

  6. Definately one of the best personalities for one the greatest passers in NCAA history. Just watch that body weight mass thing! Looks like a genetic pre- dispositioning thing. Not trying to be degrading at all, but it will be a serious struggle from here on out. Don't want to do the Roman Gabriel thing…

  7. Seki uso. God, Aiga & Samoa! He be repping it all and it's mean to see a uso doing his thang. Alofa Atu and God bless from New Zealand #UsoAsoUma

  8. I love this video. Wouldnโ€™t it be great if the football families of Alabama could learn from these amazing Hawaiian families. Your family is my family. The world could learn from that lesson. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your family with us Tua!

  9. Coach Saban's birthday is October 31st & Tua's is March 2nd. I share the same birthday month as Tua & that is way cool! โ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™ก

  10. the looks on the lsu fans faces @ end of game was priceless! the caption could've been Tua & Bama came to town & that's what happened !

  11. A great player and seems to be a decent guy. It's just a shame he leans on the whole religion lie which hints at a lack of intelligence or inability to correctly self analyse. I hope it doesn't impact his career as religion, all religions, ultimately do untold damage to society and weak minded individuals. One look at the current state of the USA is evidence enough of the toxic nature of religion as it's loudest and most crooked advocates have infiltrated the government and poilicy.

  12. As much as I hate the Crimson Tide there's no doubt Tua is an outstanding football player, there is more than football and I respect every aspect of his life and culture just like I do his QB abilities

  13. Tuna, we love you here in Alabama. Thank you for introducing us to your culture. Your mom in a Bama shirt is all I could hope for. Thank you for choosing us. Roll Damn Tide!

  14. This is a joke. Just another person on Saban's payroll. He cant win with average players like Tuberville. Reference 2008!

  15. How about Alabama vs. Univ. Hawaii? Nebraska used to do that late in the season.Probably cannot do it if Auburn is locked in as the last game every year.

  16. Many blessings, much love and respect to your culture peace, love and joy to your familia โฃ๏ธ From California

  17. This shit is pure fake.tua is the most fucking overrated quarterback in the history of college football.tua is so fucking overrated that his ass is brushing against the fucking moon.tua is the greatest flop in college football history….44-16๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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