Taysom Hill throws touchdown in NFL debut (video)
Former Highland High School and BYU quarterback Taysom Hill made his NFL debut Thursday with the Green Bay Packers in the team’s preseason home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hill led the Packers on an eight-play, 82-yard drive punctuated by his 7-yard touchdown pass to Michael Clark with 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. He rebounded from a tough first drive, when he was sacked and fumbled.
The Pocatello native, who went undrafted in April’s seven-round NFL draft, was substituted in with 6 minutes, 14 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Hill’s first-career touchdown pass was set up by a 46-yard pass to DeAngelo Yancey to get the Packers inside the Eagles’ 10-yard line.
Hill finished the game 4 for 5 for 69 yards passing and one touchdown. He added two rushes for 14 yards to tie former BYU teammate Jamaal Williams for most rushing yards by a Packer on Thursday.
Former Blackfoot High School and BYU wide receiver and current Green Bay Packer Colby Pearson did not play Thursday because of an ankle injury.
Green Bay beat Philadelphia 24-9.