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.
— Taysom Hill (@T_Hill4) May 13, 2016
According to an obituary on Legacy.com, 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.
go get it!!
— Nick Howell (@Nick9Howell) May 13, 2016
Jamie Beck, wife of former BYU coach Jason Beck, also shared her support on Twitter.