Taysom Hill returning to BYU for 2016 season

fBYU quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a season-ending foot injury in 2015 season opener and Tanner Mangum came on to lead the Cougars to a 9-4 record with an appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl. In late December, speculation about Hill’s BYU future ran rampant as reports arose that Virginia, where Bronco Mendenhall had just taken the head coaching position, offered him a scholarship and the starting job.

Hill, who has yet to be cleared to begin practicing again, has cleared up any of those rumors. He announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he would return to BYU for the 2016 season.

#Cougarnation I want to thank you for all of your love and support and let you know I am coming back to BYU for one more year!! #2016 #fam

— Taysom Hill (@T_Hill4) February 16, 2016

He earned a sixth year of eligibility after missing 12 games in 2015. This came just a year after he suffered a season-ending knee injury just four games into the 2014 season.

He had a successful sophomore year, throwing for just under 3,000 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also rushed from 1,344 yards and ten touchdowns that year and has rushed for 2,200 yards and 24 touchdowns.

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