Unlucky – Taysom gets injured 4 times
After two seasons in the NFL it is appearing that Taysom Hill isn’t as fragile as everyone thought he was when he was at BYU. Looking at his injuries, at least two of them can be blamed on just bad luck. His first injury against Utah State in 2012 happened at the end of the game when there was a misunderstanding in the play call. Taysom thought it was a QB draw when it was really either a kneel or a handoff. Either way Hill got injured and was out for the rest of the season on a play that should have never happened.
The third time Taysom went down he was running towards the endzone against Nebraska. He took an odd step trying to slow down which injured his foot. It is a move that every athlete in every sport not called curling does hundreds of a times, and yet for some reason on this play it ended his season. The other two injuries can’t really be blamed on bad luck as Hill put himself in vulnerable positions to get hurt, although it is odd he was injured three times versus the Aggies.
Lucky – The front flip tackle
In 1984, the best season ever for BYU, there was one play that is remembered and still played at LES more than any other play, but some of the credit can be given to pure luck. Down 12-10 Hawaii was driving down the field late in the game and got all the way to the one yard line. Kyle Morrell then made one of the craziest plays you will ever see. Before the snap, Morrell began to sprint towards the line of scrimmage and was in midair at the snap of the ball. He made it over the offensive line and kept the Hawaii QB from getting into the endzone. Although a ton of athletic ability and anticipation was key to this play, you have to consider it pretty lucky that the Hawaii QB didn’t happen to look forward just a second earlier to see a Morrell already at a full charge. Had he waited, it would have been an offsides and who knows what would have happened after.