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- Feb 11, 2011
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- Decatur Mississippi
METAIRIE, La. -- Somehow it got lost in the sea of scrutiny and second-guessing. But Taysom Hill's debut as New Orleans Saints quarterback last week should really be appreciated as one of this season's great feel-good stories.
Hill overcame a tremendous amount of adversity to make his first NFL start at the age of 30 -- and to win that game 24-9 over the Atlanta Falcons while completing 18 of 23 passes for 233 yards and running for 49 yards and two touchdowns.
"He deserves this," Saints coach Sean Payton said while explaining why he started Hill ahead of Jameis Winston.
Hill's path to starting QB -- from going undrafted to toiling in a utility role before getting his chance at age 30 -- isn't like anything we've seen before.