Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made headlines this week after he claimed he was speaking in the heavenly languages of tongues as he played in the National Championship Game and led his team, Alabama Crimson Tide, to victory.
Alabama Crimson Tide beat their rivals, Georgia Bulldogs, on the football field Monday night with a 26-23 win in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. As the game went into overtime, Tagovailoa burst onto the field with an incredible second-half performance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
While speaking to Yahoo Sports, Pat Forde after the victory, Tagovailoa revealed that he spoke in tongues throughout the entire game to keep calm during a high-pressure second half against the Bulldogs.
“I was praying,” Tagovailoa said. “I was speaking in tongues. It kept me calm.”
He reportedly prayed before and after possessions. The believer prayed as he passed the ball and scrambled his way out of defeat.
“I would say my poise comes from my faith,” Tagovailoa said. “I just pray for peace.”