LOCALS IN THE NFL

Former BYU QB Scores Two TDs, Recovers Fumble In First Half

Oct 9, 2022, 12:24 PM | Updated: 1:21 pm
Taysom-Hill-New-Orleans-Saints-NFL...
Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Caesars Superdome on October 09, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU quarterback and current New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill ran for a pair of touchdowns and recovered a fumble by the Seattle Seahawks in a span of a few minutes.

The Saints hosted the Seahawks at Caesars Superdome on Sunday, October 9.

With 10:54 remaining in the first half, Hill took a direct snap and ran up the middle for eight yards and six points.

The touchdown and subsequent PAT tied the game at 10-10. Hill’s run capped a 10-play, 69-yard drive that took 5:19. After the score, Hill had four carries for 30 yards and a touchdown.

Three drives later, the Seahawks fumbled the ball on a punt and Hill recovered the ball at the Seattle 13-yard line. After a run by Alvin Kamara, Hill took another direct snap and ran the ball nine yards into the end zone for another score.

Hill’s second touchdown run gave New Orleans a 17-10 lead.

It was Hill’s fifth touchdown run of the season. After his second score, Hill had five carries for 39 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

The scores were his 34th and 35th career touchdowns.

He entered the game with 12 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns this season. It was the former BYU star’s fourth game of the season. He missed New Orleans’ Week 3 game due to injury and returned in Week 4.

Hill entered the Seahawks game having rushed for 1,299 yards and 18 touchdowns on 233 carries during his NFL career.

Prior to his NFL career, the Idaho native was a quarterback at BYU. Hill is in his sixth NFL season, all with the Saints.

This past offseason, the ex-Cougar signal-caller transitioned from quarterback to tight end. As a passer in the league, Hill has thrown for 2,025 yards, eight touchdowns, and eight interceptions with a 64.2 percent completion rate. He’s also recorded 35 receptions for 390 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver/tight end. Hill has played 66 games for the Saints.

The Saints entered the Week 5 matchup against Seattle with a 1-3 record, including 0-2 at home. New Orleans won its season opener before dropping three straight contests. The Seahawks are 2-2 to begin the 2022 season.

New Orleans’ game against Seattle 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).

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

Locals In the NFL

Eric Rowe - My Cause My Cleats...
Kyle Ireland

Local Players Participate In NFL’s 2022 ‘My Cause My Cleats’ Campaign

Multiple locals NFL players participated in the league's My Cause My Cleats campaign for the 2022 regular season.
18 hours ago
Julian-Blackmon-Indianapolis-Colts-NFL...
Kyle Ireland

Week 13: How To Watch, Stream, Listen To Local NFL Players

Here is how to watch all of the players with ties to the state of Utah during the 13th week of the 2022 NFL season.
18 hours ago
Zach-Wilson-New-York-Jets-Chicago-Bears...
Kyle Ireland

Jets Have ‘Full Intent’ To Get Zach Wilson ‘Ready To Play Football Again’

Jets head coach Robert Saleh said his team's "full intent is to get Zach [Wilson] ready to play football again" after he was benched.
4 days ago
Dalton-Schultz-Dallas-Cowboys-Thanksgiving-2022...
Kyle Ireland

Local Players Shine On Thanksgiving, Sunday Night Football In Week 12 Of NFL Season

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the 12th week of the 2022 NFL season.
5 days ago
Jordan-Love-Green-Bay-Packers-Philadelphia-Eagles-Sunday-Night-Football...
Kyle Ireland

Packers QB Jordan Love Impresses In Limited Action On Sunday Night Football

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love impressed during limited action against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.
5 days ago
Eric-Rowe-Miami-Dolphins-Houston-Texans-NFL...
Kyle Ireland

Dolphins DB Eric Rowe Forces Fumble During Win Over Houston Texans

Former Utah Utes and current Miami Dolphins safety Eric Rowe forced a fumble during his team's Week 12 victory over the Houston Texans.
5 days ago
Former BYU QB Scores Two TDs, Recovers Fumble In First Half