Ex-Stanford QB Chryst transferring to Tennessee

Former Stanford Cardinal quarterback Keller Chryst will finish his career with the Tennessee Volunteers, transferring to the SEC school after graduating from Stanford.

Chryst, who has one year of eligibility remaining, is looking to compete for the starting job with the Vols.

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed the move.

“There are probably some other guys who would have liked to have come here, but I would not tell them they’d be the starting quarterback,” Pruitt said, per the AP. “That will be determined by the guys on the field. Keller was excited about just the chance to compete. That’s all he wanted.”

Chryst started seven games for the Cardinal in 2017, eventually giving way to sophomore K.J. Costello.

Costello and Chryst shared quarterback duties through much of the first half of the season.

Chryst finished the year with 962 yards passing, eight touchdowns and four interceptions.

Tennessee’s only QBs on the roster aside from Chryst are sophomores Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride, along with incoming freshman JT Shrout.

Quinten Dormady opened last season as the starter, but plans to transfer. Guarantano started six games and McBride replaced him for one start.

Tennessee finished last season 4-8, losing all eight of its conference games.

–Field Level Media

Leave a Reply