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Video: An emotional Mathews reacts to Hill's injury

By Sean Walker | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 4:04 p.m.



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PROVO — BYU wide receiver Mitch Mathews had just caught the game-winning touchdown pass on a 42-yard Hail Mary to beat Nebraska 33-28.

But his emotions were flipped minutes later as he learned of senior quarterback Taysom Hill's season-ending injury in the locker room.

On BYUtv's "Inside BYU Football," which aired Tuesday night, cameras followed Mathews, head coach Bronco Mendenhall and a handful of other players as they approached Hill in the locker room to offer condolences to the injured starter.

After Mendenhall addressed his team, he made his way through the crowd of players with one of three game balls, knelt down next to a visibly upset Hill and presented him with the ball while whispering into his ear.

Mathews reached down and helped Hill stand as the two seniors, who had other plans in their final year together as BYU teammates, hugged and leaned into one another.

"I did it for you, man," Mathews said through tears to his teammate. "It was all for you. Every bit of that was for you."

Watch the complete video below.

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