Taysom Hill Athlete Profile

#4 Taysom Hill

Position: Quarterback Height: 6-2 Weight: 232 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2012-2014 Hometown: Pocatello, ID Mission: Sydney, Australia Last School: Highland High School


  • Parents are Doug and Natalie
  • Has two brothers and one sister
  • Served LDS mission to Sydney, Australia
  • Originally committed to Stanford before mission and was also recruited by Arizona, Washington State, Boise State and Utah
  • Older brother Jordan played defensive tackle at Arizona State and other brother Dexter played quarterback at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College, Northern Iowa and Dixie State (Utah)

Before BYU

  • 2008 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year as a senior after quarterbacking Highland to its first state title since 2002
  • Listed as the 30th-best quarterback prospect in the nation coming out of high school in 2009 by Scout.com and Rivals.com and top recruit in the state of Idaho by Rivals.com
  • Idaho's Gatorade High School Player of the Year as a senior
  • First team all-state selection also earned all-region and conference player of the year accolades
  • Completed 166 of 258 passes (64.3 percent) and threw for 2,269 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior
  • Also rushed for 1,491 yards and 24 TDs, averaging 10.2 yards per carry and 124.3 rushing yards per game
  • Holds school single-season and career records for total offense
  • Also lettered in basketball and track and field

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a true freshman
  • Played in six games before knee injury, starting two
  • Led BYU to 2-0 record in two starts vs. Hawai'i and Utah State
  • Completed 42 of 71 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns, rushing 55 times for 336 yards and four scores
  • First pass of collegiate career went for 18-yard touchdown pass vs. Washington State in season opener
  • Led BYU to only touchdown at Boise State in relief, nearly completing comeback victory with 72 rushing yards, one touchdown and 42 passing yards
  • In first career start, went 12 of 21 passing for 112 yards and two touchdowns, also rushing 15 times for 143 yards and one touchdown
  • Completed 24 of 36 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown in 6-3 victory over Utah State and had 19 carries for 80 yards
  • FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week (10/1)

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Rushed for 259 yards (and 3 TDs) vs. No. 15 Texas, the second most rushing yards in a game in BYU history
  • Helped BYU to 550 rushing yards, the most in a game in BYU history
  • Received AT&T All-America Player of the Week, FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week, Athlon Sports National Player of the Week and CBSSports.com Offensive Player of the Week honors following Texas game
  • Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week Honorable Mention (9/9 and 10/21)
  • Manning Award Player of the Week (10/31)
  • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Quarterback of the Week (9/9, 10/21, 10/28)
  • College Sports Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week (9/9, 9/23, 10/21, 10/28)
  • FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week (9/9, 10/21, 10/28)
  • Threw for 417 yards, including four TDs, and ran for 128 yards in win against Houston. One of seven players in NCAA history to throw for 400+ and run for 100+ in a game.
  • Voted as ESPN's Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the week for his play against Houston
  • Named Independent Offensive Player of the Year by College Sports Madness
  • Also named to the All-Independent First Team by College Sports Madness
  • Received FBS All-Independent Team Honorable Mention
  • Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team
  • College Football News All-Sophomore Honorable Mention
  • With 133 rushing yards in the loss to Washington, Hill has rushed for more yards than any other QB in school history
  • Recorded six games with 100+ rushing yards
  • Set a new school record for the most rushing yards (133) and carries (31) in a bowl game
  • Finished the season ranked No. 3 in BYU history for most rushing yards in one season with 1,344
  • Ranks No. 5 at BYU for most offensive yards in a season (4,282)--the only QBs to have more total offense are Steve Young, Jim McMahon and Ty Detmer (two times)

2014 | Junior Year