BYU QB Taysom Hill changing numbers to honor late brother

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has had an up-and-down college career with the Cougars, seeing his season cut short three times with devastating injuries. However, his toughest challenge came earlier this year when his brother sadly passed away.

Dexter Hill was just 31 years old when he unexpectedly passed away in March due to a drug overdose. The younger Hill emotionally spoke at his brother’s funeral about Dexter being his inspiration for playing football.

“My love of football … is because of my brother,” Taysom said at Dexter’s funeral.

Hill will continue his career in what could be his final season of eligibility this year. He wants to honor his brother, who played quarterback at Division II program Dixie State in St. George Utah. He will do that by dropping his No. 4 jersey and wearing No. 7 this year.

To commemorate the life of my brother Dexter, I am officially changing my number to 7 this year!! #BYUFOOTBALL #7 pic.twitter.com/iXrv6VK4ID

— Taysom Hill (@T_Hill4) May 13, 2016

Taysom Hill and his family may be going through a pretty rough time right now, but the quarterback is doing all he can to honor his brother. Having a terrific final season with the Cougars could be another step in remembering Dexter.

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