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Taysom Hill hurdles defender, Marcus Williams picks off Tom Brady in Saints’ blowout win

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) leaps over Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead (33) on a run during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
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Two former Utah college football players had excellent nights as the New Orleans Saints routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-3 on Sunday Night Football.

Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill was impactful on offense for the Saints, leading New Orleans in rushing yards with 54 yards on seven carries.

His shining moment came in the second quarter when he took the snap from shotgun and ran 23 yards, culminating in a hurdle over Tampa Bay’s Jordan Whitehead. The drive ended with a Saints touchdowns that put New Orleans up 21-0.

The hurdle reminded some on social media of a similar hurdle, when Hill was playing for BYU, against Texas.

Hill also had a catch for 21 yards and was 2-for-2 for 48 yards when throwing the ball.

On the defensive side, former Utah Utes safety Marcus Williams added to Tom Brady’s rough night with an interception. It was Williams’ second interception of the season, and both have come off Brady. Brady finished the game with three interceptions. Williams also added a tackle in the win.