NFL CAREER – Claimed off of waivers from Green Bay at the conclusion of the 2017 preseason by the Saints, Hill has provided value to New Orleans in multiple spots on both offense and special teams. His role continued to expand, as he started four games in place of an injured Drew Brees in 2020 and became the first quarterback in club history to win his first three NFL starts as a signal-caller. In 2022, he excelled in a hybrid role, taking snaps at both the tight end and quarterback positions. Starting eight of 16 contests he appeared in, Hill rushed 96 times for 575 yards and seven touchdowns, had nine receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns, and completed 13-of-19 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Including the postseason, Hill has ten career touchdown passes, 23 rushing touchdowns and 11 career receiving scores, making him the first NFL player since Frank Gifford 1952-64) to reach double-digit totals in passing, rushing and receiving touchdowns. In addition to his statistics in reaching the end zone, Hill has carried 317 times for 1,758 yards, caught 43 passes for 465 yards, completed 185-of-267 passes (64.5 pct.) for 2,265 yards, returned 18 kickoffs for 429 yards and added 13 special teams tackles and one blocked punt. Hill's 6.0 yards per carry average ranks second in franchise history.
2022 – Played in 16 games with eight starts at multiple positions on offense, as well as contributing on special teams. Rushed 96 times for 575 yards (club-best 6.0 avg.) and seven touchdowns, caught nine passes for 77 yards and two TDs and completed 13-of-19 throws for 240 yards and two TDs with a 146.3 passer rating…At Atlanta, Sept. 11, started at TE and saw time at QB and carried four times for a club-best 81 yards and a TD, including a career-long 57-yard rush. Also had one catch for two yards…vs. Seattle, Oct. 9, appeared at QB, TE and on special teams and finished with nine carries for a career-high 112 yards (club-record 12.4 avg.) and career-high three rushing touchdowns (including a career-long 60-yard rushing score, while completing lone pass for a 21-yard TD. Selected as NFC Offensive Player of the Week, as he joined RB/PR Reggie Bush as only the second player in franchise records to capture Conference Player of the Week honors in two different phases (Week 14 NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in 2018). Became first player since 1970 NFL-AFL merger to register a kick return, two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown in the same game, second player in franchise history with at least three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown in the same game and third player in NFL history to record at least 100 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and a zyf pass in a single game…At Arizona, Oct. 20, started at TE and saw action at QB and on special teams and carried three times for nine yards, completing two-of-two passes for 48 yards and catching a three-yard TD…Vs. Las Vegas, Oct. 30, played on offense at QB and TE and saw time on special teams and rushed ten times for 61 yards, completing only passing attempt for two yards and catching a pass for an 11-yard gain…Vs. L.A. Rams, Nov. 20, started at TE and appeared at QB and on special teams. Rushed nine times for club-best 52 yards (5.8 avg.), caught one pass for eight yards and completed one-of-three passes for 14 yards…At Tampa Bay, Dec. 5, started at TE and played at QB and on special teams, rushing three times for ten yards, completing a pass for a 21-yard gain and catching two passes for 35 yards, including a 30-yard TD. Became first NFL player in Super Bowl era with nine rushing touchdowns, nine receiving TDs and nine passing TDs…Vs. Atlanta, Dec. 18, started at TE and appeared at QB and on special teams, accounting for 110 total yards, including 2-of-2 passing for 80 yards with a 68-yard touchdown pass to WR/RS Rashid Shaheed, also contributing 30 yards on seven carries…At Philadelphia, 1/1/23, carried 14 times for 46 yards with a TD, completing two-of-two passes for 24 yards and catching a pass for a ten-yard gain. 23 career rushing touchdowns put him in tie for eighth all-time in team records…Finished season with a club-best nine total touchdowns, tying his career-high first set in 2020. 2021 – Played in 12 games with nine starts on offense, opening five contests at quarterback and completed 78-of-134 passes for 978 yards with four touchdowns, carried 70 times for 374 (5.3 avg.) yards with five TDs, caught four passes for 52 yards and added a special teams stop. Rushing yardage total was second-highest for a Saints QB behind his 457 yards in 2020…At New England, Sept. 26, started at TE and appeared at QB and on special teams and rushed six times for 32 yards (6.0 avg.) with one touchdown…Vs. N.Y. Giants, Oct. 3, started at WR and appeared at QB, TE and on special teams, rushing six times for 29 yards and two touchdowns, completing two-of-three passes for nine yards and an interception and two receptions for 26 yards. Made his presence felt on the opening possession of the second half, when he broke seven tackles from eight yards out for the score…Started at WR and appeared at TE and on special teams, catching a pass for an 11-yard gain before leaving the game in the second quarter with a concussion…Missed next two games before returning for contest vs. Atlanta, Nov. 7, where he went two-of-two passing for 33 yards and rushed once for four yards…Rotated at QB, WR and on special teams at Tennessee, Nov. 14, finishing two-of-two passing for 11 yards, carrying three times for 23 yards and catching a pass for a 15-yard gain…Missed next two contests (plantar fascia) and returned to action for first start of the season at QB vs. Dallas, Dec. 2. Completed 19-of-41 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Also ran for a career-high 101 yards on 11 attempts (9.2 avg.)...Made his second start of season at QB at N.Y. Jets and helps Saints snap a five-game losing streak, completing 15-of-21 passes for 175 yards, while rushing 11 times for 73 yards (6.6 avg.), the fourth time he has reached the end zone twice on the ground…At Tampa Bay, Dec. 19, efficiently engineered 9-0 Sunday Night Football victory, completing 13-of-27 passes for 154 yards, carrying 11 times for 33 yards…After missing Week 16 contest vs. Miami due to COVID-19 protocols, returned to the lineup vs. Carolina, 1/2/22, completing 17-of-28 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown. Rushed 12 times for 45 yards…In season finale at Atlanta, 1/9/22, won his fourth consecutive start, when he completed seven-of-nine passes for 107 yards with a touchdown and carrying five times for 18 yards with a 153.2 passer rating before leaving in second quarter (lisfranc). 2020 – Played in all 16 regular season games with eight starts, including four starts at quarterback and completed 88-of-121 passes (72.7%) for 928 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions, carried 87 times for 457 yards (5.3 avg.) with eight touchdowns and added eight grabs for 98 yards and one touchdown…In opener vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 13, started at WR, finishing with 13 rushing yards on three attempts, 38 passing yards on sole passing attempt, and 14 yards on one reception…Oct. 12 vs. L.A. Chargers, appeared on offense and special teams, rushing three times for 13 yards with a fourth quarter nine-yard scoring touchdown to tie the score, also throwing an incomplete pass…Nov. 1 at Chicago, caught a critical 20-yard fourth quarter touchdown from Drew Brees, his first receiving score of 2020. Finished with two receptions for 30 yards and carried five times for 35 yards…Nov. 8, at Tampa Bay, played on offense and special teams and rushed for 54 yards on seven attempts (7.7 avg.), passed for 48 yards on two-for-two passing, and added a 21-yard reception…Vs. San Francisco, Nov. 15, started at TE and recorded 45 rushing yards on career-high eight carries…Nov. 22, vs. Atlanta, made his first career start at quarterback, in place of an injured Brees. Completed 18-of-23 passes for 233 yards, also carrying ten times for a game-high 51 yards with a career-high two rushing touchdowns and a 108.9 passer rating, joining Daunte Culpepper as only the second player in the Super Bowl era with 40+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs in his first QB start…At Denver, Nov. 29, started and completed 9-of-16 passes for 78 yards, carried ten times for 44 yards and scored two TDs…Dec. 6, at Atlanta, started at QB and completed 27-of-37 passes for 232 yards with the first two touchdown passes of his career and a 107.0 rating, carrying 14 times for 83 yards. Hill became the first Saint to win his first three career starts at quarterback…Dec. 13, at Philadelphia, started at QB and completed 28-of-38 passes for 291 yards with two touchdown passes and a 102.0 rating while carrying five times for 31 yards…Dec. 20 vs. Kansas City, rushed for his sixth touchdown of 2020 on a one-yard run with 10:24 left in the second quarter. Finished with three yards on two rushes…Dec. 25 vs. Minnesota, rushed for 18 yards on five carries with one touchdown, passed for eight yards on 2-for-2 passing, and caught one pass for 19 yards, marking the third game this season he's recorded positive yardage in all three categories…1/3/21, at Carolina, rushed for 41 yards on seven attempts and one touchdown in regular season finale, moving his final season totals to 87 carries for 457 yards and eight rushing touchdowns, all career-highs. Hill added a five-yard reception. 2019 – Played in all 16 regular season games with five starts, contributing on offense and special teams…Carried 27 times for 156 yards (5.8 avg.) with one touchdown, caught 19 passes for 236 yards and six TDs, completed three-of-five passes for 55 yards, returned a kickoff 12 yards and made two special teams tackles…Started NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Minnesota on offense 1/5/20, and carried four times for 50 yards (10.3 avg.), caught two passes for 25 yards (12.5 avg.) with one touchdown, completed a 50-yard pass to Deonte Harty and made a special teams stop…In opener vs. Houston, Sept. 9, scored first career regular season touchdown, catching a nine-yard pass and rushing twice for eight yards…Carried two times for 16 yards, including an 18-yard rush, in win vs. Dallas, Sept. 29…Started at WR vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 6. Finished with two rushes for 16 yards and completed first pass attempt of 2019, an 18-yard throw with 12:53 left in the second quarter, extending a nine-play, 75-yard touchdown drive…At Jacksonville, Oct. 13, played on offense and special teams, rushing for the Saints' longest play on the ground with a 19-yard carry. Finished with three carries for 37 yards…At Chicago, Oct. 20, played on offense and special teams, catching his second touchdown of 2019, a four-yard completion from Teddy Bridgewater. Carried twice for 23 yards, including 21-yard long…Vs. Arizona, Oct. 27, finished with three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown, including the Saints' longest gain, a 36-yard fourth quarter reception from Drew Brees…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 10, finished with a 17-yard completion to Michael Thomas, a three-yard reception from Brees and an 11-yard rush…On Thanksgiving night at Atlanta, Nov. 28, deflected Atlanta's first punt, adding two carries for 33 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown…Vs. Indianapolis, Dec. 16, started at TE and recorded first touchdown reception of game, finishing with two grabs for 42 yards and two carries for one yard…Started at FB at Tennessee, Dec. 22, catching two passes for 21 yards, carrying twice for 11 yards, completing a 20-yard pass to Thomas where he tied NFL single-season receptions record and added two special teams stops…In regular season finale at Carolina, Dec. 29, started in two-TE set, carried once for four yards and caught a career-long 45-yard TD. 2018 – Played in all 16 regular season games and carried 37 times for 196 yards with two touchdowns, caught five passes, completed three-of-seven throws for 64 yards, returned 14 kickoffs for 348 yards (24.9 avg.), posted six special teams stops and blocked a punt…At Atlanta, Sept. 23, rushed three times for 39 yards, including the Saints' longest rush with a 35-yard gain, returning three kickoffs for 64 yards and a coverage stop…At N.Y. Giants, Sept. 30, carried four times for 28 yards (7.0 avg.), completed one-of-two passes for ten yards, caught a pass for -4 yards and returned a kickoff 16 yards…Vs. Washington, Oct. 8, carried five times for 23 yards, scoring his first career TD on a third quarter one-yard run and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards…At Baltimore, Oct. 21, played on offense and special teams, carrying career-high six times for 35 yards and making two coverage tackles. Converted a fake punt for a first down on a direct snap, rushing up the middle for a four-yard gain…At Minnesota, Oct. 28, started as jumbo TE and connected with Thomas on a career-long 44-yard completion on the opening drive. Had a five-yard reception, carried three times for -2 yards and ran back two kickoffs for 50 yards…Vs. L.A. Rams, Nov. 4, played on both offense and special teams, carrying twice for ten yards and running back two kickoffs for 49 yards…At Cincinnati, Nov. 11, started as jumbo TE, carrying four times for 24 yards and catching a pass for 0 yards…Vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 18, started at WR and played on special teams, carrying three times for four yards, completing one-of-two passes for one yard and fielding a punt…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22, played on offense and on special teams, carrying twice for 13 yards and returning a kickoff 32 yards…At Tampa Bay, Dec. 9, helped New Orleans clinch their second straight NFC South title, as he blocked a punt midway through the third quarter, setting of the Saints offense with their best field position at the Buccaneers 30-yard line. Hill was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week…At Carolina, Dec. 17, played on offense and special teams, carrying once for 17 yards and recording an assisted coverage tackle…Threw first quarter interception vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 23…Vs. Carolina, Dec. 30, started in two-TE set and played on special teams, carrying three times for 11 yards with a nine-yard touchdown and catching a pass for a gain of three yards…In two postseason contests, carried three times for eight yards, caught a two–yard touchdown, threw an incomplete pass and had a special teams tackle…In NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Philadelphia, 1/13/19, carried twice for eight yards, including a second quarter four-yard rush on a successful fake punt attempt. Added an assisted special teams stop…In NFC Championship vs. L.A. Rams, 1/20/19, carried once for 0 yards, caught a two-yard touchdown and threw an incomplete pass. 2017 – After being claimed off waivers from the Packers at the conclusion of the preseason, served as the club's third quarterback and saw his playing debut on special teams in the last five games, where he recorded four tackles. Played on special teams in both postseason games…In preseason for Green Bay, completed 14-of-20 passes (70.0 pct.) for 149 yards with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 124.8 rating.
COLLEGE – Started 33 of 37 games played in five seasons at BYU, finishing with 23 wins as starter…Finished his career with 6,929 yards and 43 touchdowns on 609-of-1,047 passing…Added 2,815 rushing yards and 32 TDs on 534 attempts…Finished fifth in school annals and first among signal-callers in rushing yards and posted nine 100-yard games...Started all 12 games he played in as a senior, finishing with 222 completions on 372 attempts for 2,323 yards, 12 TDs...Carried 137 times for 603 yards (4.4 avg.) and eight TDs…Started one game in 2015 before suffering season-ending foot injury and awarded medical redshirt…Suffered injury on first drive of second quarter at Nebraska (September 5) on a 21-yard touchdown run and missed next three plays, but returned to throw a TD and played until early in fourth quarter…Finished the game with 21 completions on 34 attempts (61.8 pct.) for 268 yards and one TD, adding 72 rushing yards and two TDs on nine carries…Started five games as a junior in 2014, suffering a season-ending leg injury in the fifth game...Finished with 975 yards and seven TDs on 88-of-132 passing (66.7 pct.)...Contributed on the ground with 460 yards rushing and eight TDs on 87 attempts (5.3 avg.)...Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2013 in his first full season as a starter, throwing for 2,938 yards and 19 TDs on 236-of-438 passing (53.9 pct.) with 14 interceptions…Ran for a career-high 1,344 yards and ten TDs on 246 attempts (5.5 avg.), including six 100-yard rushing games…Appeared in six games with two starts as a true freshman in 2012 before suffering a season-ending knee injury…Completed 42 of 71 passes (59.2 pct.) for 425 yards, four TDs and two interceptions in limited action...Ran for 336 yards and four touchdowns on 55 attempts (6.1 avg.)...Earned a bachelor's degree in finance.
PERSONAL – Attended Highland (Pocatello, Idaho) HS, where he played quarterback, punter and kicker...Lettered three years in basketball and track and field, competing in the 200, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay and long jump…Participated in two-year Mormon mission to Australia...Brother-in-law, David Nixon, played linebacker for the Raiders (2009), Texans (2010) and Rams (2010-11)...Older brother, Jordan, played defensive tackle at Arizona State (2003-06)…Late older brother, Dexter, played quarterback at Scottsdale Community College, Northern Iowa and Dixie State…Older sister, Celeste, played basketball at Western Wyoming Community College…In 2022, volunteered both with donations of goods and services and mentoring with the Youth Empowerment project…The past two years for the league's "My Cause, My Cleats" promotion, has worn specially designed cleats to support the New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter in 2021 and Ochsner Hospital for Children's Child Life Center, focusing on pediatric cardiology, in 2022…Taysom Shawn Hill was born on Aug. 23, 1990 in Pocatello, Id.