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Saints QB Taysom Hill Makes NFL History With Touchdown Catch Against Bears

Nov 5, 2023, 2:09 PM | Updated: Nov 6, 2023, 5:52 pm

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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Caesars Superdome on November 05, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill made NFL history with a touchdown reception during the Week 9 game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

Taysom Hill scores 10th career receiving touchdown

The Saints hosted the Bears at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, November 5.

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With 6:05 left in the second half, Saints quarterback Derek Carr connected with Hill for a two-yard touchdown. Hill’s catch helped the Saints tie the game at 14-14. The touchdown capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive that took 6:47.

With the reception, Hill became the first NFL player to score 10 or more touchdowns in rushing, passing, and receiving since Frank Gifford hit the mark in 1957.

Gifford played for the New York Giants from 1952-60, 1962-64. He finished his career with 14 passing touchdowns, 34 rushing touchdowns, and 43 receiving touchdowns. He hit the mark of 10 touchdowns in all three categories during the 1957 season.

Hill entered the game with career stats of 10 passing touchdowns, 26 rushing touchdowns, and nine passing touchdowns.

Later in the game, Hill connected with Juwan Johnson for his first touchdown pass of the season.

The Saints held off the Bears for a 24-17 win.

Hill finished the game 1/1 passing for three yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown. Hill added 11 carries for 52 yards.

With the win, the Saints improved to 5-4.

New Orleans’ next game is on the road against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX.

About Taysom Hill

Prior to his NFL career, the Idaho native was a quarterback at BYU. Hill played for the Cougars from 2012-16.

During his college career, Hill threw for 6,929 yards, 43 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions. He ran for 2,815 yards and 32 touchdowns.

After going undrafted, Hill signed a free agent deal with the Green Bay Packers. Before the regular season, Hill was waived by the Packers and picked up by the Saints. Since then, Hill has become a key piece of New Orleans’ offense.

During his NFL career, Hill has played multiple positions, including quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end.

Hill has scored 44 total touchdowns during his NFL career.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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Saints QB Taysom Hill Makes NFL History With Touchdown Catch Against Bears