Taysom Hill named BYU's starting QB

PROVO, Utah (AP) 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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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com

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