Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill continues to grab attention for his work on special teams with the New Orleans Saints.
Two weeks ago in a win over Carolina, Hill made his debut on special teams and had two tackles on kickoff returns. He also came close to blocking a Panthers punt.
On Sunday, though, the hype went to another level. Hill was seen fielding punts during pregame warmups prior to the Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets.
That new part of his skill set didn't happen during the game, as New Orleans' Tommylee Lewis returned five punts for 36 yards against the Jets in place of regular punt returner Tedd Ginn Jr., who was inactive with a rib injury.
Hill did, though, record another tackle on special teams. On the opening kick of the second half, he dropped former Utah State wide receiver JoJo Natson inside the Jets 20.
Killebrew to the rescue
Former Southern Utah player Miles Killebrew is making impressions both on and off the field in his second season with the Detroit Lions.
Last week, a police officer turned to Twitter to share a story of Killebrew coming to the aid of officers trying to help a motorist stranded in the snow.
Killebrew graciously responded back.https://twitter.com/MilesKillebrew/status/941653781648900097
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In case you missed it Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys, on a carry by quarterback Dak Prescott, converted a fourth-and-1 at their own 40-yard line late in the game that led to the winning field goal in a 20-17 win over the Oakland Raiders.
That wasn't the strange part, though. The chain gang brought the first-down marker onto the field for a measurement to see if the first down was achieved. After referee Gene Steratore eyed the measurement, which was extremely close, he pulled out a folded-over index card and placed it between the football and the pole of the yard marker, then signaled a first down.
Here's how Steratore explained his decision to use the index card, which he said he used to simply reaffirm that the first down had been made.