clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

CBS Sports profiles BYU quarterback Taysom Hill's recovery from injury

The story of BYU quarterback Taysom Hill's decision to return to the Cougars in 2016 after suffering the third season-ending injury of his career last fall reached a national audience Monday.

In a piece by Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Hill and former Cougar Chad Lewis, who now works in the BYU athletic department, are central figures in detailing the severity of Hill's Lisfranc fracture and his choice to go back to the Cougars instead of transferring, exploring the NFL or hanging up his cleats altogether.

Lewis, who suffered the same injury in the 2005 NFC Championship Game while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and retired soon after, tells Dodd that, “You have no idea how hard it was for him" in reference to the first months of Hill's rehab.

As for going back to Provo instead of entertaining other options, Hill said, "I can work and I will work the rest of my life. There's a short window of opportunity [to play].”

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.