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Keller Chryst | Quarterback

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 236

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Transferring Stanford redshirt senior QB Keller Chryst will visit Tennessee this weekend.
Chryst (6'5/236) will not be graduating until June, meaning that his transfer is going to be more "eventual" than "imminent." As of yet, the Vols have not extended a scholarship offer to the gunslinger, who is moving on after being supplanted by K.J. Costello as starter for the Cardinal during this past season. He's not the only transferring quarterback intrigued by the Vols -- you can count ECU's Gardner Minshew in that same boat. The appeal with Tennessee comes in what should be an open competition at starting signal-caller this spring and summer. Quinten Dormady is transferring out, while Jarrett Guarantano largely failed to impress in his starting opportunities after Dormady was sidelined by shoulder surgery midway through the 2017 campaign. Guarantano and sophomore Will McBride figure to see the bulk of work in competition as matters currently stand, but they might have company soon enough. Feb 22 - 5:11 PM

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Stanford redshirt senior QB Keller Chryst will transfer as a graduate.

Chryst (6'5/236) began the 2017 season as starter for the Cardinal, but failed to spark the offense to any real degree -- four of his seven starts saw him throw for one or no touchdown passes -- before being supplanted by K.J. Costello in the middle of the campaign. Costello, entering his redshirt sophomore year in 2018, should have the starting job in Palo Alto on lock-down, making this a logical transfer by Chryst. As for where he might land for his final season of eligibility, USA Today's Dan Wolken forwards that Tennessee could be a program to watch.
Jan 21 - 7:21 PM

Stanford head coach David Shaw announced that the quarterback position is back up for grabs.

"Going forward, we’ll see where we are with the quarterback situation is by the end of the week," Shaw said. "We’re in competition mode, I think as it should be and how we have been. Keller (Chryst) has practiced extremely well. KJ (Costello) has practiced well. We probably won’t wait until game day." While Shaw said the week of the Utah game that both Chryst and Costello would play, this time he said: "How much each guy plays, or one guy, we’ll make that decision later this week." Chryst played the entirety of last week's 15-14 win over Oregon State, but he was utterly ineffective. Stay tuned for an announcement. If Shaw is to be believed, it'll be coming over the next 48-plus hours.
Source: Rivals
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst completed 16-of-33 passes for 141 yards with a touchdown and an interception in a 15-14 victory over Oregon State on Thursday.

This is an ugly stat line, but it really doesn't speak to how poorly Chryst played for 58 minutes of the game. He didn't look off receivers; telegraphing passes all night and really should have had at least two more interceptions on the night if the Beavers could have held onto the ball. Fortunately for Chryst, he was able to find JJ Arcega-Whiteside for the game-winning score on a well-thrown fade route to give the Cardinal the victory. He'll have to play much, much better next week against Washington State.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (undisclosed) will start Saturday's game against Utah.

Stanford is also expected to use K.J. Costello, who started last week against Arizona State with Chryst injured. Chryst was originally injured on a sack two weekends ago against UCLA.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 03:38:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (undisclosed) has been medically cleared for Saturday's game against Utah.

Chryst was injured after taking a sack two weekends ago against UCLA and subsequently sat for Stanford's Week 5 game against Arizona State. Starting in his place versus the Sun Devils was redshirt freshman K.J. Costello. Cardinal HC David Shaw has not tipped his hand as to which of Costello or Chryst will see the opening snaps in Saturday's showdown with the Utes. Both could potentially see the field.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst was forced out of Saturday's game against UCLA in the first half after taking a hard sack and is not expected to return to the game.

Chryst was scrambling to the right on the play in question when he was sandwiched between two Bruin defenders, hitting his head on the turf in the process. He was then taken to the locker room, after which he emerged without his helmet. Ryan Burns took over for him at signal-caller following the early exit. We'll update Chryst's status as information becomes available.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:46:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst went 14-of-25 for 253 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday in a 62-7 victory over Rice in Sydney, Australia.

Chryst was decent but not great before giving way to Ryan Burns and then K.J. Costello. His completion percentage could have been higher against a defense as forgiving as Rice's, and, while he didn't throw an interception, more than one ball was unnecessarily thrown into harm's way. But on the whole, it was a promising opener for Chryst, who tore the ACL in his right knee in December in the Sun Bowl. He looked completely healthy on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Stanford named redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) starter for the 2017 season.

"We feel pretty good about [naming him starter]," HC David Shaw said "He’s shown us no signs of any issues at all physically, there are no limitations on him right now, so we feel good about him getting ready to go play in Sydney." After failing to beat out Ryan Burns for starting honors last August, Chryst came on to start the final six games of the 2016 season. He posted a 10/1 TD/INT ratio in that space before suffering a severe injury to his right knee against North Carolina in bowl action. The Cardinal are going to play things carefully with Chryst in camp just to minimize the possibility of re-injury.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) will not participate in team drills early in camp.

Chryst is being held out of team drills as a precautionary measure. He is on the mend from a severe right knee injury suffered in bowl action against North Carolina this winter. While team drills are not in play right now, Chryst has been taking full-speed dropbacks and participating in scripted drills. The redshirt junior is battling with Ryan Burns, K.J. Costello and highly-touted true freshman Davis Mills for starting honors.
Source: Diehards
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 08:53:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) is on track to participate in most drills when the Cardinal open camp Monday.

Chryst suffered the knee injury against North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. "He's right on schedule, if not a little bit ahead," coach David Shaw said. "We're going to be smart with him in training camp, very cautious with him, but he's already doing full-speed dropbacks, he's already throwing with the guys. We'll keep him out of team stuff for a while." Chryst threw for 905 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions last season. He'll compete with K.J. Costello, Ryan Burns and five-star true frosh Davis Mills for the starting gig next month. Stanford opens on Aug. 26 against Rice in Sydney, Australia.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 01:07:00 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw said that he expects redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) to "[participate] relatively early" in August camp.

Chryst continues to rehab from a knee injury suffered against North Carolina in Sun Bowl action. Said Shaw, "We won’t rush it if he’s not 100 percent at the beginning of training camp. That’s fine, we’re not going to hit the panic button." In his absence, K.J. Costello and Ryan Burns have received the bulk of first-team reps in spring practice. Five-star true frosh Davis Mills will enter the fray this summer.
Tue, May 2, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw said that redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) is "right on schedule to be back full-go for training camp."

Chryst suffered a severe knee injury during Stanford's Sun Bowl win over North Carolina at the end of December. While it looks like the 6-foot-5, 236-pounder should be ready for the start of August camp (barring a setback), Ryan Burns and K.J. Costello are currently splitting reps in spring practice. Incoming stud freshman gunslinger Davis Mills will be arriving this summer. He should be considered a long shot to win the starting gig, but has the talent to make the race an interesting one to watch.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 06:00:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst suffered severe ligament damage in his knee in the Sun Bowl.

Chryst reportedly tore his anterior cruciate ligament in that game against UNC, but the school has been sparse with details. The San Jose Mercury News has learned that Burns will have knee surgery and miss at least six months. Best case? He's healed just in time to use training camp to shake off the rust beginning in early August. Worst case? That he misses Stanford's proposed opening game against Rice in Sydney in late August. Freshman K.J. Costello will function as the school's No. 1 QB until Chryst can challenge him.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Stanford redshirt sophomore QB Keller Chryst likely suffered an ACL injury in the school's bowl win over UNC.

Chryst injured his knee in the first quarter and was replaced by Ryan Burns. The schedule lines up where Chryst should be ready for the start of the 2017 season.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:36:00 PM