Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made his return from the horrific injury that he suffered in Week 4, on Sunday, October 23, in Week 7. The quarterback received a round of applause from fans in the stadium when he made his way on the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tua’s parents were present at the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati to watch the game when Tua suffered the horrific injury. Both of Tua’s parents have been an inspiring influence behind his rise to the NFL as a starting quarterback, who relocated to the mainland United States to support their son in his journey.

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Who are Galu and Diane, Tua Tagovailoa’s parents?

Tua Tagovailoa was born to Galu and Diane on March 2, 1998. The couple has a total of four children, two of whom are football players. They married in 1998 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, before their eldest child, Tua, was born. After his birth, Galu and Diane married once again.

Galu and Diane are both from Hawaii and are of Samoan descent. Galu’s father and Tua’s grandfather, Seu, was regarded highly by the Samoan community in Hawaii. Tua Tagovailoa has posted many photos of his parents on his Instagram profile, which amounts to the love and respect he has for them.

Seu Tagovailoa, Tua’s grandfather, also known as Chief Tagovailoa, along with his son and Tua’s father, Galu, wanted Tua to become a professional football player. However, he died in 2014 before Tua became an NFL quarterback. It was Galu, Tua’s father, who wanted his son to continue playing, to honour his grandfather.

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When Tua Tagovailoa enrolled at the University of Alabama in January 2017, his parents decided to move to Alabama from Hawaii to offer him support.

Galu Tagovailoa works as the CEO, owner and coach of Raising Champions LLC, which focuses on providing athletes with training with an emphasis on family, culture and religion. He was also Tua Tagovailoa’s coach and is responsible for his son’s athletic rise to become an NFL quarterback.