New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill was a one-man wrecking crew in Sunday’s 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Hill carried the ball nine times for a career-high 112 yards with a career-high three touchdowns, including a career-long 60-yard rush. Hill also tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Adam Trautman and delivered a key block on an Alvin Kamara run late in the fourth quarter for a first down.
For his performance, Hill has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Hill also played on multiple special teams units and returned three kickoffs for 69 yards, and recovered a fumble. The Saints fan favorite is the first player since the NFL merger to register a kick return, two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown in the same game.
Hill also becomes the second player in franchise history with at least three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown in the same game, joining Archie Manning (at Chicago, Oct., 2, 1977).
He joins another Pro Football Hall of Famer, Walter Payton, as only the second player in the Super Bowl era with 20 rushing touchdowns (21), eight passing touchdowns (nine) and six receiving touchdowns (seven).
It is the first NFC Offensive Player of the Week selection in Hill’s career, but not the first conference weekly award in his six-year career. Hill had previously captured the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor in Week 14 of 2018 for blocking a punt and sealing an NFC South title in a win at Tampa Bay.
The New Orleans Saints (2-3) return to action on Sunday when the team’s hosts the Cincinnati Bengals (2-3). Kickoff is set for noon.