Josh Hill catches 9-yard TD in Saints’ first-round playoff win

AP photo New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89), crosses the goal line on a touchdown reception in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

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New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89), crosses the goal line on a touchdown reception in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

By Journal Staff

Blackfoot native Josh Hill caught a 9-yard touchdown Sunday in the New Orleans Saints’ 31-26 home playoff win against the Carolina Panthers.

Hill, who graduated from Blackfoot High School and Idaho State University, hauled in three receptions for 49 yards and the one touchdown. Hill’s second-quarter TD grab gave the Saints a 14-3 lead.

Pocatello native Taysom Hill played for the Saints on special teams, but did not record a tackle.

New Orleans plays Jan. 14 at Minnesota in the NFC Divisional round of the NFL playoffs.