WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three months after the Alabama Crimson Tide won the College Football Playoff National Championship in a 26-23 overtime victory against Georgia, the team visited the White House and met President Donald Trump on Tuesday to celebrate the victory.
Standing and celebrating with his teammates was Hawaii native and now one of college football's biggest stars, Tua Tagovailoa. During his visit to the White House, Tagovailoa posted a picture on Twitter of Alabama's director of sports medicine, Jeff Allen, looking at his hand.
Tagovailoa suffered a thumb injury on his throwing hand during a team practice last month, although he has returned to practice in a limited role.
Trump even acknowledged Tagovailoa's game-winning efforts during his speech today, referring to the Saint Louis star simply as "Tua."
Whether Tagovailoa wins the starting job this Fall for the Crimson Tide remains to be seen, but there's no doubt that Alabama will be favored to return to the White House a year from now to repeat as national champions.