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Taysom Hill | Quarterback

Team: Brigham Young Cougars
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 232

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BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill completed 21 of 42 attempts for 187 yards in the school's 28-27 loss to Boise State.
Hill also carried the ball for a touchdown on 48 yards. On the season Hill has 14 total touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Cougars have taken a step back this season in terms of their record, however, the school turned it around in recent weeks, beating Michigan State and Mississippi State before losing to BYU. Oct 21 - 11:14 AM

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BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill was named the starter for 2016.

Hill won out over Tanner Mangum. Now all that is left is to cross your digits and hope the 6-foot-2, 232-pounder can stay healthy. Hill, 26, has been waylaid by major injury throughout his career with the Cougars. Last season, he managed just one half against Nebraska before being knocked out by a season-ending Lisfranc foot injury. During his last healthy season back in 2013, the dynamic gunslinger threw for 2,938 yards (53.9% completions) with a 19/14 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 1,344 yards and 10 touchdowns. We would love to see one more healthy roll from Hill, but if he should go down again, BYU at least has the luxury of an established backup in Mangum.
Aug 23 - 2:21 PM

BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill says he's 100-percent healthy.

Hill is coming back from a Lisfranc foot injury that ended his 2015 season before it began. He's competing with Tanner Mangum for the right to win back his former post. Mangum won't go down without a fight.
Aug 5 - 7:37 PM

Nike's engineering team is using BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill as a case study for a new shoe designed to help prevent re-aggravations of prior foot injuries.

Hill's career has been riddled with injuries. A broken leg sidelined him in 2014 and he managed just over a half of football in the 2015 season-opener against Nebraska before suffering a season-ending Lisfranc foot injury. In an effort to avoid a relapse, Hill explained that "[Nike is] building a shoe that gives me more support through the arch and I’ll include my orthotics as an insole on top of that." "I'm sort of the guinea pig [for the research and experimentation]," said the 6-foot-2, 232-pounder. He and Tanner Mangum (who performed admirably after Hill went down last season) are battling it out to start for the Cougars in 2016.
Jul 2 - 6:02 PM

BYU graduate QB Taysom Hill was forced to exit Saturday's spring game due to the death of his brother, Dexter Hill.

At first, it was only known that Hill had to leave the contest due to a family emergency. Tragically, that emergency ended up being his older brother's passing, as Dexter passed away in his Idaho home. RB Jamaal Williams spoke from the heart about the situation and said, "We all love him, and anything he needs, we’re here for him. We’re his brothers, and if him and his family are having a hard time, we’re right behind him to support." Hill has fought through more injuries than any three combined players during his college career. It's unfortunate that even when he is healthy, adversity raises its ugly head. Our condolences to the Hill family. For the quarterback's sake, we hope this update is the last dour one we have to post on his behalf.
Mar 27 - 12:26 PM

BYU OC Ty Detmer indicated that redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill (foot) likely won't be a heavy participant in spring practice.

Hill made it known on Tuesday that he would be suiting up for BYU next season. It's no huge surprise that the Cougars will be limiting him in the early going, though. The 6-foot-2, 232-pound gunslinger's suffered a trio of season-ending injuries during his time with the team, most recently suffering a Lisfranc foot injury in his 2015 season-opener against Nebraska. Freshman Tanner Mangum subsequently took over and did a nice job guiding the team in Hill's absence. Both young men are worthy FBS starters and more information should emerge in the coming days as to how HC Kalani Sitaki will approach this potential battle. At least for the spring, though, Hill's going to be lurking in the shadows.
Feb 16 - 11:04 PM

BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill (foot) announced Tuesday that he will return to the football team for his last year of eligibility.

He'll now seek a medical hardship waiver, which should be a mere formality after the career he's had. Hill has suffered three season-ending injuries during his collegiate career at BYU. Most recently, his 2015 was wiped out in the opener against Nebraska when he sustained a season-ending foot injury. His return sets up a juicy, poor man's Ohio State 2015 situation in Provo. Will new HC Kalani Sitake and OC Ty Detmer kick off an intriguing race between Hill and Tanner Mangum, who broke out as the future of the program last year in his absence, in early March when spring practices kick off? Or will the pair take a page from Urban Meyer's playbook and shift Hill to another position, ala Braxton Miller? The 6-foot-2, 232-pound Hill does have "pro size and a pro arm," according to an AFC director of scouting who spoke with in the fall.
Feb 16 - 3:32 PM

An AFC director of scouting believes BYU senior QB Taysom Hill (foot) has NFL potential.

"I was doing some background work on Taysom Hill and other BYU prospects the other day and, man, that guy is a player," he said. "I had never really looked at him very closely, but he had pro size and a pro arm." Hill suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in September. The scout isn't alone in this opinion.'s Lance Zierlein wrote that Hill has "NFL size, good arm strength, underrated touch and above-average athleticism." Hill has suffered season-ending injuries in three of his four years on campus. Hill could either rehabilitate his stock by returning to school, jump to the NFL and hope for the best, or retire from the sport. He reportedly has a cushy job offer in hand.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 09:18:00 PM

BYU HC Bronco Mendenhall said that senior QB Taysom Hill (ankle) will not decide whether to enter the 2016 NFL Draft until after BYU's probable bowl game.

"I am not going to try to persuade him," said HC Mendenhall, "I am just going to be a sounding board and try to help him make a great decision." Hill suffered a Lisfranc injury in the team's season-opening win over Nebraska. The 6-foot-2, 232-pound senior has voiced a number of possible future options ranging from retiring from football completely to returning to BYU to entering the 2016 NFL Draft. In Hill's last healthy season (2013), he logged 2,938 passing yards with a 19/14 TD/INT ratio. In that same campaign, he also rushed for 1,344 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:41:00 PM

BYU senior QB Taysom Hill will miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to a Lisfranc injury suffered in Saturday's win over Nebraska.

Hill appeared to come up lame on his 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He stayed in the game for a time before being taken back to the locker room in the second half. After the game, HC Bronco Mendenhall indicated that his 6-foot-2, 232-pound senior playmaker would miss the rest of the season with what's being termed a Lisfranc injury. It's made all the more tough by the fact that Hill missed the majority of last season with a broken leg. True freshman quarterback Tanner Mangum replaced Hill and went on to beat Nebraska with a 42-yard Hail Mary in the final second of the contest.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 07:52:00 PM

BYU senior QB Taysom Hill left Saturday's contest with Nebraska due to a foot injury.

Hill appeared to come up slightly lame on an early touchdown run. He remained in the game through the first half, but was replaced by freshman Tanner Mangum, of Eagle, Idaho, in the second half. ESPN's Todd McShay reported that Hill was supported by crutches in the locker room.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 06:59:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes BYU QB Taysom Hill's return to form from his injury of last season will dictate his draft grade."

"Taysom Hill is a smart, tough signal caller with better than average arm strength. He consistently makes proper reads and decisions behind the line of scrimmage or when running the ball. Were he two inches taller he’s a top 45 pick," Pauline wrote. Unfortunately for Hill, he missed most of last season with a broken leg. In 2013, the healthy dual-threat QB passed for 2,938 yards with a 19/14 TD/INT ratio, while rushing for with 1,344 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Texas Tech LB coach Zac Spavital said BYU QB Taysom Hill was "just as good" as ex-Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater and ex-UCF QB Blake Bortles in 2013, when Spavital was with Houston.

Spavital was the Cougars' defensive back coach at the time. This does not mean that Hill is as talented as the two former first round picks, but he fits well with what BYU runs offensively. Spavital explained it well, "With their spread, he can throw it accurately down field and he's a lot more accurate than you might think with a strong arm... He'll check 4-Verticals to set up his runs. He's actually more dangerous on those broken pass plays than on the designed runs." Hill missed a large portion of last season with a broken left leg, including eight screws and a plate to speed up the recovery process. He should be ready to start for BYU in the opener against Nebraska.
Source: Fox Sports
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 12:30:00 PM

BYU senior QB Taysom Hill is "physical and fast, and his passing has improved over his career," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Hill suffered a gruesome leg injury against Utah State in October, with eight screws and a plate inserted to repair a broken left leg. It appears as though he'll be fully healthy for this fall. He's going to have to be. "A healthy Hill returns to face a tall task: BYU's independent schedule, which opens with Nebraska, Boise State, Michigan and UCLA," Brown wrote. "Survive that, and Hill could re-emerge as a darkhorse Heisman candidate." The expert ranks Hill as the No. 9 signal-caller in the country. Hill (6-foot-2, 232 pounds) threw for 2,938 yards with a 19/14 TD/INT ratio with 1,344 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in 2013, his last healthy campaign.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 07:28:00 PM

NFL Media believes BYU senior QB Taysom Hill is the only legitimate Heisman candidate outside the major conferences heading into the season.

Hill was one of the nation's leaders in offense before he suffered a gruesome leg injury against Utah State in October. He had eight screws and a plate inserted to repair the broken left leg. "If he's healthy, he will put up big numbers for the Cougars. Hill has OK speed and is a physical runner who'd just as soon run over a defender as run around him," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "And while he's not a highly polished passer, that facet of his game showed improvement before he was hurt last season."
Tue, May 26, 2015 08:31:00 PM