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Happy Taysom Hill/Micah Hannemann Day: 7 Days to Kickoff!

The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 7 days (only ONE WEEK!) until BYU’s season opener in Arizona. Each day we highlight the player or two that wear that day’s number on their jerseys. If you check back each day, by the end of the summer you’ll know every player on BYU’s 2016 roster.

Happy Taysom Hill/Micah Hannemann Day!
7 Days to Kickoff!

Taysom Hill


Redshirt Senior Quarterback (Projected Starting QB)
6’2″, 230 pounds
Class of 2009: Highland H.S. (Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho)
2009-2011: Australia Sydney Mission
2012: True Freshman QB at BYU; Rushed for 336 yards and 4 TDs on 55 carries; passed for 42/71 and 425 yards, 4 TDs, and 2 INTs; punted once for a 31-yard touchback in six games played (1 start) before season-ending knee injury
2013: True Sophomore QB at BYU; Rushed for 1344 yards and 10 TDs on 246 carries; completed 236/438 passes for 2938 yards, 19 TDs, and 14 INTs; punted twice for 48 yards and one touchback in 13 games played (13 starts)
2014: True Junior QB at BYU; Ran for 460 yards and 8 touchdwons on 87 carries; passed for 88/132 and 975 yards, 7 TDs, and 3 INTs in 5 games played (5 starts) before season-ending knee injury
2015: Redshirt QB at BYU; Rushed for 72 yards and 2 TDs on 9 carries; completed 21/34 passes for 268 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT; recorded one tackle in one game played at Nebraska before season-ending Lisfranc injury

Micah Hannemann

True Junior Defensive Back (Projected Starting Strong Safety)
6’0″, 205 pounds
Class of 2012: Lone Peak H.S. (Hometown: Alpine, Utah)
2012: True Freshman DB at BYU; Recorded 1 tackle in 8 games played
2013-2015: California Carlsbad Mission
2015: True Sophomore DB at BYU; Recorded 46 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, and 10 punt returns for 35 yards in 13 games played (13 starts)