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SECOND LIVES

College QBs make a different mark in the NFL
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TAYSOM HILL, the Saints' third-string rookie QB, has yet to attempt a pass this year. He does, however, have two tackles. Making his debut against the Panthers on Dec. 3, Hill did something most NFL QBs wouldn't even consider: He played on special teams. The former BYU standout—who threw for 6,929 yards as a Cougar—appeared in 12 special teams snaps for New Orleans, made two stops on kickoff returns and pressured the punter in the Saints' 31--21 win. Hill is still listed as a QB, but if he doesn't move up the depth chart, he could join a list of accomplished college QBs who became special teams standouts in the NFL.

JOSH CRIBBS

KENT ST.: 7,169 passing yards

BROWNS, JETS, COLTS ('05--'14): 2,375 punt return yards, 11,113 kick return yards, 11 TDs

BRIAN MITCHELL

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE: 5,447 passing yards

REDSKINS, EAGLES, GIANTS (1990--2003): 4,999 punt return yards, 14,014 kick return yards, 13 TDs

ANTWAAN RANDLE EL

INDIANA: 7,469 passing yards

STEELERS, REDSKINS ('02--'10): 2,557 punt return yards, 1,759 kick return yards, six TDs

SCOTT FROST

NEBRASKA: 2,677 passing yards

JETS, BROWNS, BUCS ('98--'03): 33 tackles

MICHAEL ROBINSON

PENN ST.: 3,531 passing yards

49ERS, SEAHAWKS ('06--'13): Tackles: 60, one forced fumble

BRAD SMITH

MIZZOU: 8,644 passing yards

JETS, BILLS, EAGLES ('06--14): 2,873 kick return yards, four TDs