BYU quarterback Taysom Hill will not play in next month’s Poinsettia Bowl due to an elbow injury suffered against Utah State, the program announced Monday. The injury means Hill’s Cougars career will end having seen four of his five seasons cut short due to injury.
When he managed to stay on the field, Hill typically brought positive results for BYU. The all-terrain vehicle of a quarterback won 23 of his 33 career starts and seven of his final eight. He accounted for 9,744 total yards, which ranks fourth in school history, and his 2,815 career rushing yards are the most among Cougars quarterbacks and fifth most among any player to don BYU colors.
Hill’s 75 career touchdowns are fifth-most in BYU annals, ahead of program legend Steve Young.
With Hill officially out of the picture, Tanner Mangum figures to regain control of the starting quarterback job he held last year while Hill nursed a season-ending knee injury. Mangum, a sophomore, has thrown just 18 passes this year but completed 59.9 percent of his 446 throws for 3,377 yards with 23 touchdowns against 10 interceptions as a freshman in 2015.
BYU will play against a to-be-determined opponent in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).