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Taysom Hill | Quarterback

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

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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. Jul 10 - 12:30 PM
Source: Fox Sports

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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.
Jul 7 - 7:28 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."
Source: NFL.com
May 26 - 8:31 PM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill "had shown significant improvement this season as an NFL prospect" prior to his devastating leg/knee injury against Utah State, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Hill underwent surgery Sunday for two hours on an injury more gruesome than previously thought. Head coach Bronco Mendenhall said it took "one plate and eight screws" as every ligament in the leg and knee was "shredded." Concluded Brugler: "Hopefully Hill is able to return healthy in 2015 at BYU and pick up where he left off this season, but his football future is currently up in the air post major surgery."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 06:41:00 PM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill had eight screws and a plate inserted to repair the broken left leg he suffered against Utah State.

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall said every major ligament was torn in the leg/knee. Hill was BYU's best player and will obviously miss the remainder of the season. He will have another season to show how healthy he is, but Hill could theoretically sit out next season with a medical redshirt tag.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 12:54:00 PM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after breaking his left leg on Friday against Utah State.

It's a devastating injury for the Cougars, who not only lost their best player but dropped the decision to the Aggies to end any chance they had at making the playoff. "It was really difficult to watch Taysom go down," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "Our execution will now have to be better from top to bottom because of Taysom's ability to create. There just isn't another Taysom Hill out there anywhere." Senior Christian Stewart, who looked lost in going 10-for-29 for 172 yards and three interceptions, will continue to fill in. "It's a terrible thing that Taysom went down and no one wanted to see that, but if there's a guy that's ready to step up to the challenge, it's me," Stewart said. "That's why I came here. I honestly believe my team has my back and I have their back, and we're still going to do some special things this season."
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 06:52:00 PM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill fractured his left leg in the school's 35-20 loss to Utah State on Friday.

Hill was attempting to out run the defense along the right side and was pulled down by a defender, who was tangled up with his left leg. The quarterback attempted to get to the sideline on his own and was immediately carted to the locker room. Prior to the injury, Hill had completed eight of 11 attempts for 99 yards and a touchdown, adding 35 rushing yards and another score. Senior Christian Stewart filled in for Hill, and the biggest drop off will likely be a lack of a rushing threat.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 09:14:00 AM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill threw for 187 yards and rushed for 72 yards in Thursday's 41-33 victory over Virginia.

He finished 13-for-23 with two touchdowns, and added another score on the ground. We like Hill as a collegiate playmaker, but he's going to have to switch positions to make it in the NFL. He's simply not accurate or comfortable enough in the pocket to take snaps under center in the pros. CBS Sports' Rob Rang agrees, writing last week that Hill's "reliance on his mobility and limited passing skill cap his NFL projection."
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 09:08:00 PM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill's "reliance on his mobility and limited passing skill cap his NFL projection," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"While the flashier of BYU's runners for much of the night and a dynamic player at this level, Hill's reliance on his mobility and limited passing skill cap his NFL projection," Rang wrote. While the darkhorse Heisman candidate threw for 200 yards and ran for 160 yards in Thursday's 33-25 victory over Houston, Rang notes that Hill "was reluctant to throw passes until his receivers were open and shows less-than-ideal ball placement when doing so." Hill is one of the country's most dangerous playmakers, but he doesn't throw well enough to either win the Heisman or project to the NFL behind center.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:17:00 PM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill threw for 200 yards and ran for 160 yards in Thursday's 33-25 victory over Houston.

Hill was as shaky through the air as he was dominant on the ground. He finished 21-for-34 with a touchdown and two interceptions. However, he averaged 6.2 yards per carry and crossed the goal line as a runner. Hill was mentioned as a darkhorse Heisman candidate over the summer after ranking No. 10 nationally in total offense last season with 329.4 yards per game (2,938 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 1,344 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs in 2013). Hill is one of the country's most dangerous playmakers, but he doesn't throw well enough to either win the Heisman or project to the NFL behind center.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:56:00 AM

NFL.com touts BYU junior QB Taysom Hill as a sleeper Heisman candidate.

Hill isn't terribly well known, but that's about to change. He ranked No. 10 nationally in total offense last season with 329.4 yards per game and added 2,938 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 1,344 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs. Hill "should be even more productive in 2014, especially if he makes the expected improvement as a passer," wrote staff writer Mike Huguenin. He's going to have to: A 53.9 completion percentage simply isn't good enough for a star QB. BYU has an easy schedule, which should allow the Cougars to collect wins while Hill simultaneously piles up statistics, a Heisman formula if there ever was one.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 08:29:00 PM

BYU sophomore QB Taysom Hill suffered a "minor" torn MCL.

Hill played in six games during the 2012 season, starting two of those contests, before suffering a knee injury. During that time he threw for 425 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions, and rushed for 335 yards and four touchdowns.
Tue, May 21, 2013 01:01:00 PM