BYU quarterback Taysom Hill changes to No. 7 to honor late brother



BYU quarterback Taysom Hill announced he is changing his jersey number from No. 4 to No. 7 in honor of his late brother. (Mark Philbrick, BYU Photo)

For the last four years, Taysom Hill has stepped into LaVell Edwards Stadium wearing No. 4 on his back, but this year he will sport a new number that is particularly meaningful to him.

The Brigham Young University quarterback announced on Twitter that this year he will wear the No. 7 in honor of his brother Dexter Hill. 

According to an obituary on, Dexter Hill, 31,  passed away on March 25. He had played football at Scottsddale Community College and Dixie State University and sported the No. 7 jersey.

Nick Howell, a former BYU coach, tweeted out his support of Taysom Hill’s decision.

Jamie Beck, wife of former BYU coach Jason Beck, also shared her support on Twitter.


Utah Valley is Lindsey's home away from her Colorado Springs home. She writes for Utah Valley Magazine, and Prosper Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @lindsey5brooke.

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