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Tua Tagovailoa to donate portion of rookie contract to Alabama, Hawaii, Miami

Matt Johnson
tua Tagovailoa speaks during press conference
Feb 25, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (QB17) speaks to the media during the 2020 NFL Combine in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few weeks after being drafted into the NFL, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is living his best life as a professional athlete. Now with his rookie contract signed and the money rolling in, Tagovailoa is giving back to everyone he can.

Tagovailoa, who has already become one of the NFL’s most popular players, made a move that will delight football fans. Fresh off signing a deal with an enormous signing bonus, the 22-year-old is looking to help the communities that hold a spot in his heart.


“Blessed beyond belief ?? Thank you to the Miami Dolphins for making this dream come true for me and my family. It’s in my heart to give back to the communities that have raised me. Plans are underway to start charitable outreach efforts in Hawaii, Alabama and Miami. Stay tuned, stay safe. #RollFins?

Tagovailoa’s road to this point hasn’t always been easy. After a dislocated hip ended his college career and put his NFL Draft stock in doubt, he kept working toward his goal of making it into the NFL. Just days before the draft, his car was destroyed by the tornado that devastated Nashville in April.

After everything he has gone through, Tagovailoa is getting ready to give back to others. While we don’t know his specific plans yet, he has already shown his heart by buying his mom a car. Now, Tagovailoa will bring joy to even more lives across the country through his generous donations.