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Saints TE Taysom Hill Flies For 57 Yards, Sets Up Red Zone TD Run

Sep 11, 2022, 11:44 AM | Updated: Oct 5, 2022, 1:33 pm

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Tight end Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with center Erik McCoy #78 of the New Orleans Saints after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill used a massive play to set up a red zone touchdown run in his team’s 2022 season opener.

The Falcons hosted the Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, September 11.

With 6:33 remaining in the first quarter, Hill flew down the field for a 57-yard gain. Two plays later, the former BYU star ran 11 yards and into the end zone for six points and New Orleans’ first touchdown of the season.

Hill’s touchdown run gave the Saints a 7-3 lead.

The play capped a five-play, 77-yard drive that took 2:02. It was the Saints’ second drive of the game.

After the touchdown, Hill had two carries for 68 yards and a touchdown.

Hill is in his fifth NFL season, all with the Saints.

This offseason, the ex-Cougar quarterback transitioned from a signal-caller to a tight end. During his NFL career, Hill has run for 1,183 yards and 16 touchdowns. He’s scored a total of 31 touchdowns.

New Orleans’ game against Atlanta is televised on FOX.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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Saints TE Taysom Hill Flies For 57 Yards, Sets Up Red Zone TD Run