Tua Tagovailoa was a bit emotional after making his NFL debut months after sustaining a serious hip injury in college.
On Sunday, Tua made his Miami Dolphins debut late in the fourth quarter during the team’s blowout win against the Jets and completed his first pass.
— NFL (@NFL) October 18, 2020
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 18, 2020
After the game, Tua sat on the field by himself to reflect on his NFL debut.
Tua just walked out and sat on field pic.twitter.com/1dLOZiCTpZ
— Dave Hyde (@davehydesports) October 18, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa went back to the field and he’s sitting around the 15-yard-line in full uniform. It looks like he’s soaking this moment in.
On November 16, 2019, Tua suffered a potentially career-ending injury. On October 18, 2020, he threw his first NFL passes. pic.twitter.com/q5OHSNQe2c
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 18, 2020
Update: According to Tua he went on the field to Facetime his parents who weren’t at the game.
Tua on why he went back on the field and sat alone: "It was a very special moment for me because my parents weren't here so I wanted to sit close to where we ended our drive at and ended up FaceTiming my parents…. My parents normally never miss my game."
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 18, 2020