A very personal family tragedy earlier this offseason has morphed into a numerical change for Taysom Hill this coming season.
Back in late March, Dexter Hill, the BYU quarterback’s brother, died suddenly at his home in Idaho. The tragedy forced Hill, six years younger than his brother, to miss the Cougars spring game.
While Dexter Hill is gone, he’s certainly not forgotten and will continue to be remembered by his younger brother as Taysom announced Thursday night that he is changing his jersey number from the familiar “4” to “7” to honor the memory of his brother. Dexter Hill was a college quarterback at a couple of junior college stops and wore No. 7.
— Taysom Hill (@T_Hill4) May 13, 2016
Hill had announced back in February that he would indeed be returning to the Cougars for a sixth season in 2016.