Tua's Brother Lands Job North of the Border

Taulia Tagovailoa signed with a CFL team after having a couple of tryouts in the NFL
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa during rookie minicamp with the Arizona Cardinals at the team's Tempe Training Facility.
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa during rookie minicamp with the Arizona Cardinals at the team's Tempe Training Facility. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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While Tua Tagovailoa continues to wait for his pending contract extension with the Miami Dolphins, his younger brother has signed his first professional career.

Taulia Tagovailoa's career, though, will be starting in Canada and not in the NFL.

Taulia Tagovailoa signed Monday with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, three days after the team played its regular season opener (yes, the CFL starts its regular season in June, and it ends with the Grey Cup in November).

The Tiger-Cats lost their opener, 32-24, against the Calgary Stampeders in a game when Hamilton quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell passed for 300 yards.


Despite leaving college as the Big Ten's all-time passing yardage leader out of Maryland, Taulia Tagovailoa went undrafted in late April.

Taulia had tryouts at rookie minicamp with both the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals, but neither team signed him.

Before starting for Maryland, Taulia began his college career at the University of Alabama where he was teammates with his brother.

The two appeared in a marketing campaign entitled "Dreammate" before the 2024 NFL.

Tagovailoa is the Big Ten’s all-time leader in passing yards (11,256) and completion percentage (67.1 per cent). He also holds various Maryland records including passing yards (11,256), passing touchdowns (76), total touchdowns (89), completions (955) and multiple single-season records including, completions (328) and passing yards (3,860).

Interestingly, he is tied with his new Hamilton head coach, Scott Milanovich, for the most passing touchdowns (26) in a single season in Maryland history.

Alain Poupart


Alain Poupart is the publisher/editor of AllDolphins.com and co-host of the All Dolphins Podcast. Alain has covered the Miami Dolphins on a full-time basis since 1989 for various publications and media outlets, including Dolphin Digest, The Associated Press, the Dolphins team website, and the Fan Nation Network (part of Sports Illustrated). In addition to being a credentialed member of the Miami Dolphins press corps, Alain has covered three Super Bowls (for NFL.com, Football News and the Montreal Gazette), the annual NFL draft, the Senior Bowl, and the NFL Scouting Combine. During his almost 40 years in journalism, which began at the now-defunct Miami News, Alain has covered practically every sport at one time or another, from tennis to golf, baseball, basketball and everything in between. The career also included time as a copy editor, including work on several books such as "Still Perfect," an inside look at the Miami Dolphins' 1972 perfect season. A native of Montreal, Canada, whose first language is French, Alain grew up a huge hockey fan but soon developed a love for all sports, including NFL football. He has lived in South Florida since the 1980s.