After going undrafted in 2019, the former Pearl City High School and Ole Miss QB shined in his professional debut during Week 1 of the rebooted XFL. Ta’amu, aka the Throwin’ Samoan, led the St. Louis Battlehawks to a 15-9 win over the Dallas Renegades by completing 20 of 27 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown plus 77 yards rushing on nine attempts.
— St. Louis BattleHawks (@XFLBattleHawks) February 9, 2020
Here’s Ta’amu’s 35 yard run and nine yard touchdown throw to give the BattleHawks the lead. pic.twitter.com/wsLfCKqn2s
— Derrell Hart Jr. (@Derrell_PharmD) February 10, 2020
— St. Louis BattleHawks (@XFLBattleHawks) February 10, 2020
Former Hawai’i Football head coach June Jones’ Houston Roughnecks also started off their XFL season with a win, defeating the LA Wildcats 37-17.