HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Monday, Levi’s Stadium will play host to the 2019 College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama vs. Clemson. It will also reportedly play host to hundreds of Tagovailoa family members.
Alabama quarterback and Hawaii native Tua Tagovailoa is set to have a home crowd advantage unlike any other. According to Joseph Goodman of AL.com, there will be 405 members of the Tagovailoa clan flying in from all over the country at last count.
Goodman reported that number after speaking with one of Tagovailoa’s uncles, Derek Faavi.
Some relatives of the Crimson Tide signal-caller are set to fly in not just from Oahu and the Bay Area, but also from Utah, Colorado, Seattle and other parts of the West Coast.
While it appears that there will be some sort of family reunion taking place at the game, Tagovailoa himself is skeptical if there will be that many of his family members in attendance, although he does expect a sizeable turnout.
The national championship takes place Monday, January 7th at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. H.T.