Despite a career full of season-ending injuries and lucrative prospects in the finance industry, Taysom Hill is returning to BYU football for one more season, according to the man himself.
Hill sent the following tweet Tuesday morning:
BYU later confirmed his return via press release.
“Taysom is a proven commodity and is a great leader for our football team,” head coach Kalani Sitake said in the statement. "We are thrilled to have him back for one more year.”
The quarterback’s most recent injury came Sept. 5, 2015 in BYU’s season opener at Nebraska. Hill suffered an injury to the Lisfranc ligament in his foot.
Freshman Tanner Mangum took over, threw a game-winning Hail Mary to beat the Cornhuskers and proceeded to break all freshman quarterback records for the school. Hill’s return sets up what is likely to be a quarterback battle from now until the Cougars’ 2016 season opener against Arizona on Sept. 3.
On Oct. 3, 2014, Hill’s junior season was ended when his leg was broken in a game against Utah State.
After that injury, according to a report from USA Today, Hill, a finance major, landed an internship with venture capital firm Pelion Venture Partners. In the report, a representative of the firm said Hill had a job offer there, saying, “We'd love to have him come back and join us at some point.”
On Oct. 5, 2012, his freshman year ended when a shot to the knee resulted in season-ending ligament damage. His sophomore season in 2013 was the only season in which he remained healthy from start to finish.
In his time at BYU, Hill has thrown for 4,606 yards and 31 touchdowns while adding 2,210 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground.