Hill is the BYU career leader in quarterback rushing yards with 2,212 and 24 touchdowns while passing for 4,606 yards and 31 touchdowns.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, who was last seen exiting from the 2015 opener against Nebraska with a third season-ending injury.
Hill will be a fifth-year senior in 2016 after his previous senior season was cut short with a Lisfranc fracture in in the season opener against Nebraska.
Hill returning is certainly a boost for the Cougars. His best season was 2013, when he tossed for 2,938 yards and 19 scores against 14 picks. He threw for 268 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 72 yards and two touchdowns against the Cornhuskers previous year.
With Hill having an extra year of eligibility, there was a school of thought that he would transfer elsewhere.
Hill announced on Tuesday that he intends to return to the Cougars this fall, taking one final shot at finishing his college career on a strong note.
Hopes were high for Hill entering the 2015 season but was injured against Nebraska in the season opener and was out for the rest of the season. That season ranks No. 5 in BYU school history for most offensive yards in a season, joining a list that includes such names as Steve Young, Jim McMahon and new offensive coordinator Ty Detmer.
One week later, he connected on another Hail Mary to beat Boise State and he’d go on to have a stellar freshman campaign with 3,377 yards and 23 touchdowns and an 8-4 record as the starter.
Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports.