Tua Tagovailoa’s career as an NFL quarterback is still very much a blank canvas, and who really knows what the finished painting will look like? Will it include splashes of All-Pro success? Striking depictions of Super Bowl rings? Darkened areas of adversity or disappointments? There is one thing you can definitely bank on: Future editions of our ESPN Honolulu Ultimate Sports Trivia Challenge will include “Tua in the NFL” questions! So you would do well to remember the following factual “firsts”:
OCT. 18, 2020: JETS at MIAMI
♦ FIRST APPEARANCE: Tua entered the game with 2:27 left in the 4th Q.
♦ FIRST PLAY: Handoff to RB Matt Breida for 1-yd. gain.
♦ FIRST PASS ATTEMPT: Short pass to RB Patrick Laird for 2-yd. gain.
NOV. 1, 2020: RAMS at MIAMI
♦ FIRST NFL START: L.A. Rams at Miami Dolphins, Nov. 1, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium.
♦ FIRST SACK: Sacked by Rams DT Aaron Donald at the Miami 18 for 5-yd. loss 2:15 into the 1st Q.
♦ FIRST TURNOVER: Donald’s sack caused fumble, recovered by Rams LB Leonard Floyd.
♦ FIRST INCOMPLETION: Deep pass toward left sideline to WR Preston Williams.
♦ FIRST RUSHING ATTEMPT: Scramble for 2 yds. to Miami 15-yd. line.
♦ FIRST PASS COMPLETION FOR 10+ YARDS: 15-yd. completion to WR Jakeem Grant.
♦ FIRST TD PASS: 3-yd. TD pass to WR DeVante Parker with 0:00 left in the 1st Q.
♦ FIRST FULL-GAME STAT LINE: 12-22 for 93 yds., 1 TD and 0 INTs.
♦ FIRST WIN AS STARTER: Miami 28, L.A. Rams 17.
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