Reports: Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa declares for draft

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 16 Jan, 2024 at 06:20 PM

Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Record-setting Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa is entering the 2024 NFL Draft, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

The younger brother of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa entered the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer earlier this month. However, the NCAA denied his waiver request for a sixth year of eligibility, per the reports.

Taulia Tagovailoa, 23, began his career at Alabama in 2019 before following his offensive coordinator, Mike Locksley, to Maryland when the latter became head coach there.

He started the past three seasons for the Terrapins, throwing for a Big Ten-record 11,256 yards. He also set school records for career completions (955), single-season completions (328 in 2021), career completion percentage (67.1 percent), single-season completion percentage (69.2 percent in 2021), career passing touchdowns (76) and single-season passing yards (3,860 in 2021).

Tagovailoa opted out of Maryland's 31-13 victory against Auburn in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.

Tagovailoa was seeking a waiver because he played in five games as a freshman with the Crimson Tide, one more than the limit allowed for a redshirt season.

--Field Level Media