Taysom Hill is quickly proving that he belongs in the National Football League.

But the former Highland High School standout recently showed the Green Bay Packers that his athletic skills aren’t just limited to the gridiron.

Hill recently walloped 19 home runs in front of 8,228 fans at the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game in Appleton, Wisconsin. One of the 26-year-old rookie quarterback’s shots shattered a car windshield.

“I hope they moved all the vehicles outside the fence,” Nelson said in a news release from the Packers. “Taysom Hill broke (a windshield) in the sponsor game. … It’s pretty amazing what these guys can do, just natural athletes, the way they swing the bat.”

Hill was a member of the offense team that won 27-25. But despite the impressive hitting performance, Hill was beat out by Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, who hit 23 long balls.

The charity softball game raised $130,000 for Young Life, a faith-based organization that helps youth connect with adult leaders, according to Packers.com. Nelson, a Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Packers, and his wife, Emily, have been involved with the organization for years.

In April, Hill was signed by the Packers as a free agent after a five-year career at Brigham Young University. Before attending BYU, Hill had an outstanding career at Highland, where he led the Rams to the 5A state championship in 2008 and was named Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year and 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year.

Though Hill put up some record-setting numbers while he was at the helm of the BYU Cougars’ offense, he suffered multiple season-ending injuries.

Many professional football analysts said these injuries were a major reason why Hill was not selected by any teams in this year’s NFL Draft. However, the Green Bay Packers saw something special in the Pocatello native and signed him as a free agent shortly after the draft.

For the past few weeks, Hill has been participating in the Packers’ organized team activities in Wisconsin, where he has already caught the eye of Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

In a video of a press conference posted on the Packers’ website last month, McCarthy spoke of Hill, saying, {span}“He belongs.” {/span}

If Hill were to make the roster, he would be a backup to Aaron Rodgers, a two-time NFL MVP and one of the league’s premier signal callers.

Though Hill was not available for comment, his mom, Natalie, said he is working hard to master the Packers’ playbook.

“We hope he makes the final roster,” she said. “He’s working hard and whatever happens, he said it’s already been a great experience for him.”