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Dayne Crist | Quarterback

Team: Kansas Jayhawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225

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Kansas QB Dayne Crist was named MVP of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after completing 7-of-10 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown and rushing for a second score.
The National team crushed the American team 34-0, with Crist staking his side to a 17-0 first-half lead. Ex-Rams coach Dick Vermeil coached the National team while Herm Edwards guided the Americans. Crist, a former Notre Dame transfer, completed just 47.7 percent of 216 passes for Charlie Weis' Jayhawks in 2012, compiling a 4:9 TD-to-INT ratio. Crist has a big arm, but his accuracy was always a major issue in college. He's unlikely to be drafted. Sun, Jan 20, 2013 09:34:00 PM

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Long time draft analyst Gil Brandt considers Kansas senior QB Dayne Crist the top "sleeper player in the Big 12."

On Crist, Brandt said, "I think he's a really good player and really going to help Kansas." It has not been an easy collegiate career for Crist, who has gone through two knee operations and was benched last season at Notre Dame. However, he enrolled at Kansas as a graduate student in order to play under Charlie Weis who seems to work wonders with subpar quarterback talent. Crist boasts a 58.9 career completion percentage, including 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Source: Statesman
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 05:37:00 PM

Coach Charlie Weis always has plenty of Tom Brady video for Dayne Crist to absorb.

At Notre Dame and now at Kansas Crist has seen plenty of Brady video. Weis, Crist's former coach in South Bend and Brady’s offensive coordinator for five seasons with the New England Patriots, wants to provide his quarterbacks with the knowledge of what makes a player such as Brady as good as he is. In particular, Crist has been studying Brady’s pocket presence. After all, like Brady, Crist will not make a difference with his feet.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:56:00 PM

Former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist officially announced he will transfer to Kansas.

Crist will reunite with former Irish coach Charlie Weis, who was recently hired as the next Jayhawks head coach. Crist was deciding between Kansas and Wisconsin, ultimately showing loyalty to the man who recruited him to South Bend. Crist had a solid 2010 campaign for the Irish, throwing for 2000+ yards and 15 touchdowns, but was benched this past season for sophomore Tommy Rees. Crist will be able to play this upcoming season because he graduated Notre Dame and is enrolling in graduate school at Kansas.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 02:10:00 PM

With Charlie Weis taking over at Kansas, Dayne Crist will visit his former Notre Dame coach in Lawrence tomorrow.

Crist, who earlier this month announced he was transferring out of Notre Dame, was reported to be considering Wisconsin. With former Irish coach Charlie Weis taking over for Turner Gill at Kansas, the quarterback is traveling to Lawrence to explore a possible reunion with the man who recruited him. Crist has one season of eligibility remaining and, because he is graduating this month, he would not have to sit out one season if he transfers to another FBS program.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 12:03:00 PM

Ex-Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist is interested in transferring to Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Sources familiar with both programs confirmed that Crist is ''high on Wisconsin'' and looking to transfer and compete for the starting job next season. With the departure of senior Russell Wilson, the Wisconsin quarterback situation remains unclear for 2012, and the Badgers are expected to explore all options before committing to Crist. Jon Budmayr, who was named the starter this preseason, has been sidelined since August with nerve problems in his right elbow.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 11:12:00 AM

Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist has been granted his release from Notre Dame and will transfer to another program next year.

It's a far fall from grace for the highly touted prospect, who was ranked ahead of Andrew Luck as the No. 2 quarterback prospect in the 2008 class. Crist battled injuries at his time in South Bend, but was still the starter coming into the 2011 season. Unfortunately, he was pulled mid-way through the Irish's first game in favor of Tommy Rees and only managed 24 pass attempts all season. Crist will graduate in December with a year left of eligibility, so he will he able to play immediately next season, per NCAA rules. There have been little talks of potential suitors, but rumors have been swirling about Crist headed to Utah, Wisconsin, and San Diego State.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 01:23:00 PM

Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist has a decision to make after this season.

Is Crist even the No. 2 quarterback in South Bend? His last start was in the opener against USF and, when coach Brian Kelly wanted a different look against Air Force last week, he used Andrew Hendrix while Crist remained on the bench. With a year of eligibility remaining, Crist can transfer after he graduates in December.
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 11:07:00 AM

Irish coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday that senior Dayne Crist will be the starting QB.

Crist started the first nine games of the 2010 before a ruptured patella tendon suffered against Tulsa shelved him for the remainder of the season. Then-freshman Tommy Rees took over and went 4-0. Instead of picking one and taking a see-how-it-goes approach, Kelly said he expects Crist to be the starter "for 13 weeks."
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 12:26:00 PM

In one week Irish faithful will know if senior Dayne Crist or sophomore Tommy Rees gets the starting nod in South Bend.

About the only certainty involving the quarterback situation is that Crist and Rees have separated themselves from Andrew Hendrix and Everett Golson. That hardly qualifies as news. After all, Crist started the first nine games (15 TD passes) before Rees took over for the final three regular-season contests and the Sun Bowl after his teammate was injured against Tulsa. "We’re both in the same place in that we don’t know what is going on," said Crist.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 04:16:00 PM