Tua in first interview since injury: ‘First off, I just want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ’
In his first interview since injuring his right hip and subsequently having surgery, University of Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa once again gave his testimony to a national television audience.
ESPN sideline reporter Lauren Sisler caught up to Tagovailoa during the first quarter of the Crimson Tide’s game Saturday against Western Carolina, telling him, “Tua, it is so great to see you and your smiling face here in this stadium.”
Responding to her question about how he is feeling, Tagovailoa said, “I’m feeling good — you know, I think first off I just want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for instilling the Holy Spirit in me, giving me the strength to come and support my teammates.”
He then proceeded to thank the Bama fanbase for their support and prayers, as well as his pastor and family, especially his parents.
Tagovailoa concluded that it “means everything” for him to be on the sidelines with his Tide family on Senior Day.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 23, 2019
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