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Taysom Hill
QB #8
Height:
6-2
Weight:
221
Age:
26
College:
Brigham Young
Hometown:
Pocatello, ID
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Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017…Started 33 of 37 games played over five seasons at Brigham Young, finishing his career with 23 wins as a starting quarterback…Finished his career with 6,929 yards and 43 TDs on 609-of-1,047 passing (58.2 pct.) with 31 interceptions…Added 2,815 rushing yards and 32 TDs on 534 attempts (5.3 avg.)…Finished No. 5 in school annals and No. 1 among quarterbacks in rushing yards and posted nine 100-yard rushing games…Finished No. 11 in school history in passing yards…Was on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award three times, and the Walter Camp Award and Davey O’Brien Award twice…Started all 12 games he appeared in as a senior in 2016, finishing with 222 completions on 372 attempts (59.7 pct.) for 2,323 yards and 12 TDs with 11 INTs…Ran 137 times for 603 yards (4.4 avg.) and eight TDs…Had his lone 100-yard rushing performance on the year vs. West Virginia (Sept. 24), finishing with 105 yards on 14 carries (7.5 avg.)…Completed 22 of 29 passes (75.9 pct.) for 320 yards and two TDs with one INT vs. Southern Utah (Nov. 12)…Started one game in 2015 before suffering a season-ending foot injury, and was awarded a medical redshirt for the season…Was named to the preseason watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, Manning Award and CFPA National Peformer of the Year…Was also named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award top 30 watch list…Suffered the injury on the first drive of the second quarter at Nebraska (Sept. 5) on a 21-yard TD run and missed the next three offensive plays, but returned to throw a TD and play until early in the fourth quarter…Finished the game with 21 completions on 34 attempts (61.8 pct.) for 268 yards and a TD with an INT, adding 72 rushing yards and two TDs on nine carries (8.0 avg.)…Started five games as a junior in 2014, suffering a season-ending leg injury in the fifth game of the season…Finished the year with 975 yards and seven TDs on 88-of-132 passing (66.7 pct.) with three INTs…Contributed on the ground with 460 yards and eight TDs on 87 attempts (5.3 avg.)…Was named the FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week for each of the first four weeks of the season…Named preseason first-team All-Independent by Phil Steele’s College Football...Opened the season with 308 yards and three TDs on 28-of-36 passing (77.8 pct.) at Connecticut (Aug. 29), adding 97 yards and two TDs on 12 carries (8.1 avg.)…Posted a season-high 160 yards rushing and a TD on 26 carries (6.2 avg.) vs. Houston (Sept. 11)…Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2013, throwing for 2,938 yards and 19 TDs on 236-of-438 passing (53.9 pct.) with 14 INTs…Ran for a career-high 1,344 yards and 10 TDs on 246 attempts (5.5 avg.), including six 100-yard rushing performances…Was recognized as first-team all-Independent by College Sports Madness and second-team All-Independent by Phil Steele’s College Football…Ran for 259 yards, the second most in school annals, and three TDs on 17 carries (15.2 avg.) in a win vs. No. 15 Texas (Sept. 7)…Threw for a career-high 417 yards and three TDs on 29-of-44 passing (65.9 pct.) with three INTs at Houston (Oct. 19)…Added 34 carries for 128 yards (3.8 avg.) against the Cougars, becoming the seventh player in NCAA history at the time to throw for 400-plus yards and run for 100-plus yards in a single game…Appeared in six games with two starts as a true freshman in 2012 before suffering a season-ending knee injury…Completed 42 of 71 passes (59.2 pct.) for 425 yards and four TDs with two INTs…Ran for 336 yards and four TDs on 55 attempts (6.1 avg.)…Threw an 18-yard TD vs. Washington State (Aug. 30) on the first pass of his career…Led the Cougars to a win in his first career start, finishing with 143 rushing yards and a TD on 15 attempts (9.5 avg.), along with 112 passing yards and a TD on 12-of-21 passing (57.1 pct.) with an INT vs. Hawai’i (Sept. 28)…Threw for a season-high 235 yards and a TD on 24-of-36 passing (66.7 pct.) with an INT vs. Utah State (Oct. 5) in his second career start…Earned his degree in finance…Attended Highland High (Pocatello, Idaho), where he played quarterback, punter and kicker…Also lettered three years in basketball and track and field, competing in the 200, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay and long jump…Did a two-year mission to Australia following high school…Spoke to youth groups and visited hospitals throughout his collegiate career…Brother-in-law, David Nixon, played LB in the NFL for Oakland (2009), Houston (2010) and St. Louis (2010-11)…Older brother, Jordan, played DT at Arizona State (2003-06)…Older brother, Dexter, played QB at Scottsdale Community College, Northern Iowa and Dixie State…Older sister, Celeste, played basketball at Western Wyoming Community College…Married to Emily, lives in Provo, Utah…Given name Taysom Shawn Hill; born in Pocatello, Idaho.

Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017…Started 33 of 37 games played over five seasons at Brigham Young, finishing his career with 23 wins as a starting quarterback…Finished his career with 6,929 yards and 43 TDs on 609-of-1,047 passing (58.2 pct.) with 31 interceptions…Added 2,815 rushing yards and 32 TDs on 534 attempts (5.3 avg.)…Finished No. 5 in school annals and No. 1 among quarterbacks in rushing yards and posted nine 100-yard rushing games…Finished No. 11 in school history in passing yards…Was on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award three times, and the Walter Camp Award and Davey O’Brien Award twice…Started all 12 games he appeared in as a senior in 2016, finishing with 222 completions on 372 attempts (59.7 pct.) for 2,323 yards and 12 TDs with 11 INTs…Ran 137 times for 603 yards (4.4 avg.) and eight TDs…Had his lone 100-yard rushing performance on the year vs. West Virginia (Sept. 24), finishing with 105 yards on 14 carries (7.5 avg.)…Completed 22 of 29 passes (75.9 pct.) for 320 yards and two TDs with one INT vs. Southern Utah (Nov. 12)…Started one game in 2015 before suffering a season-ending foot injury, and was awarded a medical redshirt for the season…Was named to the preseason watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, Manning Award and CFPA National Peformer of the Year…Was also named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award top 30 watch list…Suffered the injury on the first drive of the second quarter at Nebraska (Sept. 5) on a 21-yard TD run and missed the next three offensive plays, but returned to throw a TD and play until early in the fourth quarter…Finished the game with 21 completions on 34 attempts (61.8 pct.) for 268 yards and a TD with an INT, adding 72 rushing yards and two TDs on nine carries (8.0 avg.)…Started five games as a junior in 2014, suffering a season-ending leg injury in the fifth game of the season…Finished the year with 975 yards and seven TDs on 88-of-132 passing (66.7 pct.) with three INTs…Contributed on the ground with 460 yards and eight TDs on 87 attempts (5.3 avg.)…Was named the FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week for each of the first four weeks of the season…Named preseason first-team All-Independent by Phil Steele’s College Football...Opened the season with 308 yards and three TDs on 28-of-36 passing (77.8 pct.) at Connecticut (Aug. 29), adding 97 yards and two TDs on 12 carries (8.1 avg.)…Posted a season-high 160 yards rushing and a TD on 26 carries (6.2 avg.) vs. Houston (Sept. 11)…Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2013, throwing for 2,938 yards and 19 TDs on 236-of-438 passing (53.9 pct.) with 14 INTs…Ran for a career-high 1,344 yards and 10 TDs on 246 attempts (5.5 avg.), including six 100-yard rushing performances…Was recognized as first-team all-Independent by College Sports Madness and second-team All-Independent by Phil Steele’s College Football…Ran for 259 yards, the second most in school annals, and three TDs on 17 carries (15.2 avg.) in a win vs. No. 15 Texas (Sept. 7)…Threw for a career-high 417 yards and three TDs on 29-of-44 passing (65.9 pct.) with three INTs at Houston (Oct. 19)…Added 34 carries for 128 yards (3.8 avg.) against the Cougars, becoming the seventh player in NCAA history at the time to throw for 400-plus yards and run for 100-plus yards in a single game…Appeared in six games with two starts as a true freshman in 2012 before suffering a season-ending knee injury…Completed 42 of 71 passes (59.2 pct.) for 425 yards and four TDs with two INTs…Ran for 336 yards and four TDs on 55 attempts (6.1 avg.)…Threw an 18-yard TD vs. Washington State (Aug. 30) on the first pass of his career…Led the Cougars to a win in his first career start, finishing with 143 rushing yards and a TD on 15 attempts (9.5 avg.), along with 112 passing yards and a TD on 12-of-21 passing (57.1 pct.) with an INT vs. Hawai’i (Sept. 28)…Threw for a season-high 235 yards and a TD on 24-of-36 passing (66.7 pct.) with an INT vs. Utah State (Oct. 5) in his second career start…Earned his degree in finance…Attended Highland High (Pocatello, Idaho), where he played quarterback, punter and kicker…Also lettered three years in basketball and track and field, competing in the 200, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay and long jump…Did a two-year mission to Australia following high school…Spoke to youth groups and visited hospitals throughout his collegiate career…Brother-in-law, David Nixon, played LB in the NFL for Oakland (2009), Houston (2010) and St. Louis (2010-11)…Older brother, Jordan, played DT at Arizona State (2003-06)…Older brother, Dexter, played QB at Scottsdale Community College, Northern Iowa and Dixie State…Older sister, Celeste, played basketball at Western Wyoming Community College…Married to Emily, lives in Provo, Utah…Given name Taysom Shawn Hill; born in Pocatello, Idaho.