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Stanford QB Keller Chryst Announces Graduate Transfer

Stanford's football team huddled up on the field next to a PAC-12 logo.

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 07: The Stanford Cardinal huddle in the first half while taking on the Oregon Ducks at Stanford Stadium on November 7, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst is leaving the program.

Chryst, who began the 2017 season as Stanford's starter, will play his final season elsewhere as a graduate transfer.

He will be eligible immediately next fall at his new spot.

A four-star recruit in the class of 2014, Chryst redshirted his first year at Stanford before seeing spot duty in 2015. He completed 5-of-9 passes for 59 yards as a redshirt freshman.

In 2016, Chryst broke out when he replaced Ryan Burns as the Cardinal's starter midway through the season. He finished the year with 905 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and only two interceptions.

Chryst was Stanford's starter through the first eight games of 2017, but he ultimately lost the job to K.J. Costello. Stanford had a 5-2 record in games Chryst started this fall (he missed one game due to injury).

For his career in Palo Alto, Chryst threw for 1,926 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions.

"After four seasons at Stanford, I have decided to transfer for my 5th year of eligibility when I graduate in June. Thank you to Stanford University, the Stanford Football program, and especially my teammates for the experiences here. Looking forward to what the future holds!" he wrote.

Given Chryst's starting experience and football pedigree, he should attract plenty of interest. Chryst's father Geep is the tight ends coach of the Denver Broncos, and his uncle Paul is the head coach at Wisconsin.

Stanford finished the 2017 season with a 9-5 record, losing the Pac-12 title game to USC and in the Alamo Bowl to TCU.