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Tauila Tagovailoa to transfer to Maryland



Taulia Tagovailoa (Photo courtesy UA Athletics)

Former Alabama quarterback Tauila Tagovailoa announced Friday that he is transferring to the University of Maryland.

“Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow,” Tagovailoa said in a statement on Twitter. “Thank you to Coach Saban & The great U of A staff for giving me an opportunity to stay in sweet home Alabama my 1st year in college. This decision was not easy & has been prayed on non stop. Thank you to my Pastors & my family for always interceding on my behalf.

“Today, I am blessed to share that I will be continuing my academic & athletic journey at the University of Maryland. I’m grateful to Coach Locksley & the staff for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to get to College Park. God bless & Go Terps!”

Tagovailoa is the younger brother of Tua Tagovailoa who was recently drafted by the Miami Dolphins. both were quarterbacks at Alabama. Tauila Tagovailoa took over as the backup signal caller last season after Tua went down with a dislocated hip in mid-November.

In the five games Tauila Tagovailoa played last season for the Crimson Tide, he completed nine of 12 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

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