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BYU’s Taysom Hill suffers season-ending elbow injury

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 05: BYU (QB) Taysom Hill (7) tries to elude Cincinnati (DE) Mark Wilson (L) during an NCAA football game between BYU Cougars and the Cincinnati Bearcats played on November 5, 2016 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire)
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According to a Monday afternoon report from Sam Cooper of Yahoo! Sports, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has encountered yet another unfortunate circumstance. Per the report, it appears that Hill’s collegiate career has come to an abrupt ending as he has suffered a season-ending elbow injury that will force the senior out of BYU’s upcoming bowl game.

It is worth noting, however, that Hill has become quite the injury prone quarterback over the years. The aforementioned setback is actually the fourth significant injury suffered by the BYU signal caller in the last five seasons. Hill originally suffered his latest injury on Saturday evening against Utah State, which resulted in a 28-10 win for the Cougars.

Even so, the senior quarterback had success when he managed to see the field.

During his time at BYU, he accumulated a 23-10 overall record while notably leading the Cougars to an 8-5 record back in 2013, his only full season under center. He previously encountered a season-ending knee injury in 2012, an ankle injury in 2014 and a foot injury in 2015. This time around, a MRI has revealed that Hill sustained a strained elbow.

Hill will finish his Cougars career with a total of 6,929 passing yards, 2,815 rushing yards and 75 touchdowns in all. His 9,744 yards of total offense are the fourth most in the program’s history while his 75 scores – 43 passing, 32 rushing – rank fifth in school history.

Ahead of their looming bowl game, BYU currently sits at 8-4 on the year while the Cougars have now won four consecutive games.

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