The BYU Cougars have named their starting quarterback with the 2016 college football season just around the corner.
On Tuesday, it was announced that senior signal-caller Taysom Hill earned the starting job after beating out Tanner Mangum during camp. Conveniently enough, today is also Hill’s birthday, so it was the perfect day for the good news.
Last season, Hill entered the year as BYU’s starter before he suffered a season-ending injury in the season-opener. It was the third season-ending injury of Hill’s career.
However, he was able to battle back and prove to head coach Kalani Sitake that he’s the right man to lead the team.
Throughout his career at BYU, Hill has thrown for 4,606 yards, 31 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Hill has added 24 scores with his feet, showing his dual-threat play-making capability.
BYU opens its 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 on the road against Arizona.