Taysom Hill named BYU starting QB over Tanner Mangum

PROVO, Utah — Taysom Hill will begin his final year at BYU as the Cougars’ starting quarterback.

Head coach Kalani Sitake made the announcement about the fifth-year senior at the end of the Cougars’ practice Tuesday.

Tanner Mangum was also competing for the starting job. The sophomore took over as starter in 2015 after Hill suffered a season-ending foot injury in the opener.

Hill was awarded an extra year of eligibility with a medical exception.

Three of Hill’s seasons at BYU have concluded early with season-ending injuries, but in 2013 he threw for 2,938 yards and rushed for 1,344 with 29 combined touchdowns.

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