Many football players will go the extra mile to make sure their family can watch them play, but Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is making sure he's getting all the support he can need for the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 7. As reported by Joseph Goodman of Alabama Football, Tua is reportedly bringing 405 members of his extended family to the game.
There's no way of really telling, but this has to be some sort of record.
"Just physically us being there is the biggest thing, the show of support," said one of Tua’s uncles, Derek Faavi. "I’m really excited to see all of our family. It’s going to feel like a little family reunion. ... We have family all throughout the West Coast, so it’s great. We’re so thankful that it’s close to us."
He's not the only one excited about going to the game, as one of Tua's aunts from Hawaii, Vali Vaovosa also explained, "we're just excited to be a part of what God is doing. It has been an exciting journey, but more so a blessed journey."
The first president of the University of Alabama Honolulu Alumni Chapter, David Wright, added, "Everyone is just so very proud. What Tua has done, we just burst with pride."