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Taysom Hill | Quarterback

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

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that BYU QB Taysom Hill "turned in an incredible workout" during Friday's pro day.
Hill hasn't much been part of the draft conversation to date, but the aged quarterback's athletic testing on pro day might draw him a bit more interest down the stretch. Among the numbers turned in by the 6-foot-2, 221-pounder, a 40-yard dash of 4.44 seconds, a 38.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-2 broad jump. For context's sake, at the Combine those marks would have respectively ranked first (unseating Trevor Knight's 4.54-second 40), first (sorry again, Trevor -- Knight led Combine QB's with a 35.5-inch vertical) and third for quarterbacks. While Hill turns 27 in August and has a complicated (to put it kindly) medical history which could easily put him on the outside looking in when it comes to the draft, these strong testing results are a reminder that he has never lacked for athleticism. Fri, Mar 24, 2017 07:17:00 PM

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BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill's collegiate career is over after hyperextending his left elbow in the school's game against Utah State.

The injury requires surgery. Hill extended his arm in an effort to brace his fall, but the elbow bent awkwardly and Hilly immediately headed for the sideline. Tanner Mangum will start in his place for BYU's bowl game. Hill turned 26 in August.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 08:47:00 AM

BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill completed 19-of-31 passes for 165 yards while rushing for 81 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 51-9 win over UMass.

Hill was coming off his best passing game of the season, having just thrown for 320 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Southern Utah last weekend. No such luck through the air on Saturday, though. He has now failed to throw for a touchdown in four of 11 games and has been held under 200 yards passing in six contests. The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder at least got the job done on the ground, as those 81 yards rushing against UMass represent his third best tally of the season.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 05:40:00 PM

BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill (shoulder) completed 22-of-29 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 37-7 win over Southern Utah.

The opponent might not impress, but regardless, this was Hill's first game with 300 yards passing in 2016. It took him 10 games to finally hit that mark. In addition to his two scoring passes, he rushed for another. For the season as a whole, the 6-foot-2, 232-pounder has passed for 2,057 yards with an 11/10 TD/INT ratio.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 06:27:00 PM

BYU OC Ty Detmer said that redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill (shoulder) will be at full health against Southern Utah on Saturday.

Hill sustained a shoulder injury in last Saturday's win over Cincinnati, but not a major one. It looks as though he will be able to fight through without missing a game. There has been recent chatter that sophomore gunslinger Tanner Mangum could see some playing time in November, but HC Kalani Sitake has been consistent in propping up Hill as starter.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 03:40:00 PM

BYU redshirt senior QB Taysom Hill completed 15-of-25 passes for 130 yards and an interception while rushing for 75 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-3 win over Cincinnati.

Make it four in a row with fewer than 200 yards passing for Hill. It is nice to see the ever-injured quarterback turn in a healthy campaign, but his actual play has left much to be desired. For the season as a whole, the 6-foot-2, 232-pound aged one has thrown for 1,709 yards with a 9/9 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 444 yards and six touchdowns over the course of nine games played.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:53:00 PM

When asked whether sophomore QB Tanner Mangum would see the field against Cincinnati this weekend, BYU HC Kalani Sitaki said, "[redshirt senior QB] Taysom [Hill] is our starter."

Of course, Hill starting doesn't necessarily preclude Mangum from playing on Saturday. The Cougars have had a bye week since their last game, a 28-27 loss to Boise State on October 20. Hill threw for a mere 187 yards in that one, marking the third consecutive contest in which he has failed to top 200 yards through the air. The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder holds a 9/8 TD/INT ratio through eight games and has just two contests to his fair name in which he has thrown for multiple touchdowns. Even his work on the ground has been relatively muted. He has surpassed 50 yards rushing just three times, totaling 369 yards and five touchdowns overall. BYU currently sits at 4-4 for the campaign as a whole. They will close the 2016 regular season out with contests against Cincinnati, Southern Utah, UMass and Utah State. Given that soft November slate, BYU should be able to earn their way into a lesser bowl barring a collapse.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 02:50:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 11:14:00 AM

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.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 02:21:00 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.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 07:37:00 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.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 06:02:00 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.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 12:26:00 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.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 11:04:00 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.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 03:32:00 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