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Keller Chryst (Q / Stanford)

Keller Chryst (knee) is set to undergo surgery to repair "significant ligament damage" and is expected to miss a minimum of six months, Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group reports.


Chryst suffered a significant knee injury during Stanford's win over North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. The projected timeline means that Chryst will miss at least all of spring practice and his absence could drag into fall camp. As Wilner notes, Chryst's injury is particularly significant with backup Ryan Burns set to transfer to another program. With that, K.J. Costello will be the lone scholarship quarterback on the roster for spring practice. Stanford has also secured a verbal commitment from the highly touted Davis Mills.

Recent Stats

Week Opp TD Pass Int Rush Rec Yds 2Pt TO Total
Season                   114
15 @ North Carolina 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
13 vs Rice 18 6 4 28
12 @ California 18 7 2 27
11 @ Oregon 18 10 0 28
10 vs Oregon St. 2 8 10

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Keller Chryst (undisclosed) was helped off the field in the first quarter of Friday's game against North Carolina, CBS Sports reports.


Stanford's starting quarterback was carted off the field and had an ice pack on his knee after being tackled at the end of a quarterback keeper. Ryan Burns has come in under center for the Cardinal and a further update on Chryst should be provided later in Friday's contest.

Burns completed 11-of-16 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns and rushed three times for 49 yards and a third score Saturday as Stanford downed Rice 41-17 at home.


Chryst topped 150 passing yards, threw multiple touchdowns and avoided tossing an interception for a third-straight game on Saturday while too reaching the end zone on the ground for the second time in as many weeks. The junior closes out the 2016 regular season having combined for an impressive 610 passing yards, 72 rushing yards and nine total touchdowns since Nov. 12 and led Stanford to a 5-0 record since taking over as a starter under center for Ryan Burns. He awaits word on who the Cardinal will play in a post-bowl game appearance also the Pac-12's No. 9 in overall pass efficiency (121.3).

Keller Chryst completed 13-of-23 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns and carried six times for 23 yards and a third score Saturday as Stanford downed California 45-31 on the road in Berkeley.


Chryst fell just two yards short of eclipsing 200 yards passing for the second time in as many weeks and tossed multiple touchdowns with no corresponding interceptions for a second-consecutive showing in Saturday's contest. The junior also tallied positive rushing yardage for just the third time this season while reaching the end zone on the ground for the first time in his career in the victory. Chryst now prepares for a late non-conference matchup with Rice having moved to 4-0 as a starter under center for the Cardinal and combined for 456 yards and five touchdowns in back-to-back road wins at Oregon and California. Fantasy owners should expect to see tailback Christian McCaffrey decimating an Owls rush defense surrendering over 200 yards a game; that Rice also currently ranks sixth-worst in the FBS against the pass signals Chryst too could put up solid numbers in Stanford's regular-season finale on Nov. 26, however.