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Social Media Went Crazy For Taysom Hill’s Historic Playoff Performance

Jan 5, 2020, 11:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball du...
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The New Orleans Saints might have lost their Wild Card game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but that didn’t take away from everyone loving Taysom Hill’s performance.

The former BYU quarterback set social media on fire with his do-it-all play. Hill led the Saints in rushing with 50 yards on the ground, had 50 passing yards, 25 yards receiving, and made a tackle on special teams.

Hill became the first player in NFL Playoffs history with that stat line. This is the 100th year of the NFL and the 54th year in the Super Bowl era. Historic production from a special player.

People all over the football world and even pop culture couldn’t get enough of what Taysom was doing, so they had to share their reactions.

You knew there would be Tim Tebow comparisons when Taysom was doing his thing. Tebow might still be in the league if he was willing to embrace a “do-it-all” role like Hill has done in New Orleans.

Taysom Hill was trending worldwide on Twitter during the Saints Wild Card loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Taysom’s one throw in the Saints Playoff loss was a 50-yard deep ball to Deonte Harris and the advanced stats were blown away by the throw.

You knew there would be some references to Taysom Hill’s performances against Texas while at BYU.

It’s always a great day when Taysom Hill goes off for a big performance. Now we’ll have to wait till next year to see another superhuman Taysom performance. The question now, who will he be playing for next season?

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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