Taulia Tagovailoa’s College Stats: Tagovailoa Leaves Brother’s Shadow Becoming Big Ten’s Career Leader in Passing

    From Alabama to Maryland, quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa cemented his legacy in college football history with owning multiple records.

    Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa set the Big Ten on fire by breaking records for the school and the conference for four years.

    While everyone knows his brother, Tua, in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, Taulia has been able to make a name for himself and establish his ability to play the position.

    His numbers reflect his success with the Terrapins.

    Taulia Tagovailoa Opens College Career at Alabama

    In his freshman year in college, Tagovailoa followed in his brother’s footsteps by attending Alabama. He spent the season on the bench but did see game action throughout the year in a relief role.

    Tagovailoa finished the season completing nine of 12 passes for 100 yards. After the season, he would transfer to Maryland for a chance to start.

    Completions: 9
    Attempts: 12
    Yards: 100
    Comp. %: 75%
    TDs: 1
    INTs: 0
    Rush Attempts: 1
    Rush Yards: 0
    Rush TDs: 0

    Sophomore Year at Maryland Shows Potential

    Entering his first season with the Terrapins, Tagovailoa’s sophomore year was shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic as he played in four of the team’s five games.

    There were some inconsistency issues throughout the season, finishing with a 61% completion percentage, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

    Completions: 75
    Attempts: 122
    Yards: 1,011
    Comp. %: 61%
    TDs: 7
    INTs: 7
    Rush Attempts: 26
    Rush Yards: 44
    Rush TDs: 2

    Tagovailoa Sets School Records in 2021 Season

    This would be the breakout season for Tagovailoa as this would be his best season statistically in college. The team would also see success, making their first bowl game since 2016 and the first winning season since 2014.

    Maryland went 7-6 on the year beating Virginia Tech in the Pinstripe Bowl 54-10.

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    Tagovailoa threw for 3,860 yards with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors and was named MVP of the bowl game.

    Maryland school records Tagovailoa broke in 2021 included single-season passing yards, single-season completions, single-season completion percentage, single-season touchdowns, and since-season 300-yard passing games with seven.

    Completions: 328
    Attempts: 474
    Yards: 3,860
    Comp. %: 69%
    TDs: 26
    INTs: 11
    Rush Attempts: 80
    Rush Yards: 81
    Rush TDs: 2

    Junior Year Reflects Continued Success

    The Terrapins were continuing to see success with the team improving from 2021 to 2022 with an 8-5 record. They finished the year with a 16-12 win over North Carolina State in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

    Tagovailoa’s numbers continued to impress as he started to gain national recognition for his performance. He was named to the Big Ten’s Second Team and was named to the Davey O’Brien Award Watch List and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List.

    Completions: 262
    Attempts: 391
    Yards: 3,008
    Comp. %: 68%
    TDs: 18
    INTs: 8
    Rush Attempts: 87
    Rush Yards: 64
    Rush TDs: 4

    Final Season for Tagovailoa Ends in Big Ten Passing Leader

    Tagovailoa’s senior season went similarly from 2022 to 2023 as the team once again finished with an 8-5 record and a bowl victory over Auburn in the Music City Bowl. The team won three of their last four games to close the season with a third straight winning record.

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    Nothing much changed with Tagovailoa as he stayed consistent throughout the season. He finished as the Big Ten’s all-time leading passer in conference history, throwing for 11,256 career yards.

    Tagovailoa also owns Maryland program records for career completions (955), career completion percentage (67.1%), career passing touchdowns (76), career 300-yard passing games (15), and career total offense (11,473).

    Completions: 290
    Attempts: 437
    Yards: 3,377
    Comp. %: 66%
    TDs: 25
    INTs: 11
    Rush Attempts: 68
    Rush Yards: 18
    Rush TDs: 5

    Taulia Tagovailoa’s Final College Stats

    Completions: 964
    Attempts: 1,436
    Yards: 11,356
    Comp. %: 67%
    TDs: 77
    INTs: 37
    Rush Attempts: 262
    Rush Yards: 207
    Rush TDs: 13

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