College football: BYU’s Hill out for remainder of season; career over
BYU senior quarterback Taysom Hill will not play in the Cougars’ bowl game after suffering an elbow injury Saturday against Utah State, the school’s athletic department announced Monday. The injury marks the end of Hill’s college career and is Hill’s fourth season-ending injury in five seasons at BYU. Three of those injuries happened in games against Utah State.
Hill, who graduated from Highland High in 2009, leaves BYU with the fourth-most total yards in school history (9,744), just ahead of two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon. Hill’s 2,815 yards rushing are the most ever by a Cougars quarterback and rank fifth out of all BYU players. His 75 total touchdowns (43 passing, 32 rushing) are fifth in school history. Hill passed Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Steve Young on that list Saturday with a touchdown pass to Mitchell Juergens.
Hill’s name is all over the Highland record books. His numbers from the 2008 state championship season include the second-most single-season individual points, third-most touchdowns, fifth-most yards rushing, most yards per punt and most total yards. Hill began the 2016 season as Highland’s career leader for total offense with 7,375 yards.
BYU (8-4) plays a team from the Mountain West Conference in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21 in San Diego. Sophomore Tanner Mangum will start in his place.