The BYU Cougars are looking to make some noise next season and they return quarterback Taysom Hill for his final season of eligibility to do just that. However, Hill will miss the team’s spring game after tragedy struck his family.
Hill’s older brother, Dexter, suddenly and sadly passed away at his home in Idaho Saturday evening. It was a sad event for the family as Dexter was quite the quarterback himself as evidenced in a profile of the brothers in the Salt Lake Tribune last year.
“The elder Hill was also a former quarterback standout at Pocatello’s Highland High and went on star at Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College, earning Western States Football League player of the year honors in 2004.
Dexter Hill threw for 2,300 yards and 19 touchdowns with just nine interceptions in 2004, when he led the Artichokes to a 9-2 record, a stunning upset of Snow College for the WSFL title, and a berth in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Hill also played briefly at Dixie State and Northern Iowa.”
The Cougars sent their condolences to the younger Hill and his family.
Running back Jamaal Williams talked about Hill and sent his love to the quarterback.
“Taysom’s going through something right now, and he knows that we’re all here for him,” BYU running back Jamaal Williams said. “We all love him, and anything he needs, we’re here for him. We’re his brothers, and if him and his family are having a hard time, we’re right behind him to support.
“We know Taysom wanted to be here with us. But he has to do what he has to do for his family, and we support him 100 percent.”
Campus Sports would like to send their condolences to Taysom Hill and his family.
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