Posted April 11, 2013

BYU tabs Taysom Hill as starting QB

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BYU listed Taysom Hill (4) as it starting QB on it(Boyd Ivey/Icon SMI)

BYU listed sophomore Taysom Hill (4) as its starting QB on its final post-spring depth chart. (Boyd Ivey/Icon SMI)

By Zac Ellis

BYU released its final post-spring depth chart on Wednesday, which listed sophomore Taysom Hill as the Cougars’ starting quarterback.

Hill beat out fellow sophomore Ammon Olsen after a strong spring practice. Hill passed for 425 yards, rushed for 336 yards and scored eight total touchdowns in six games last season as a true freshman. Hill injured his knee against Utah State in October and missed the remainder of the year.

And in case you forgot, Hill was also named Idaho’s Gatorade High School Player of the Year as a senior in 2008-09. He threw for 2,269 yards and 18 touchdowns to lead the Highland High Rams from Pocatello, Idaho, to their first state title since 2002.

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