Taysom Hill Talks Sharing His Faith in the NFL During His First Season

Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2017, was waived after four preseason games, and was then claimed by the New Orleans Saints. A weight-room junkie, Hill became a QB anomaly by starring on special teams for the Saints.

Recently, Hill, the Cougars' No. 5 all-time leading rusher with 2,815 yards (despite suffering three season-ending injuries), shared his thoughts on his first season in the NFL, his time at BYU, and his outlook for the future.

Here are some highlights from that interview.

DN: There are a handful of LDS players in the NFL. How were you treated as a devout member of the faith?

Hill: I had many opportunities to explain what I believed in, whether it was with Green Bay or New Orleans. I was the butt of a lot of jokes, not about my faith, but about my age. My age is what it is because I chose to serve a mission, and … there was definitely a lot of conversations about that. Although there were a lot of jokes about it, I never felt like people were being disrespectful. I never felt that people were attacking me or my faith. I don’t know how much you know about Drew or Chase specifically, but both of those guys are faithful guys. They have a really strong faith and are Christians and read the Bible. It was really unique and a cool opportunity to be in the QB room with those guys.

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