Vols add graduate transfer QB Keller Chryst

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Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced the addition of transfer quarterback Keller Chryst on Friday.

The signal-caller will transfer to the Vols for the 2018 season from Stanford, where he started 13 games over the last two seasons. He signed a financial aid agreement with UT earlier this week.

UT says Chryst will be eligible to play this fall upon graduation from Stanford.

A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Chryst is a two-time Pac-12 Academic honorable mention selection. He completed 160 of 289 pass attempts for for 1,926 yards and 19 touchdowns with six interceptions in 23 games. Chryst added 164 rushing yards and three scores on 66 carries.

Chryst holds an 11-2 record as a starting quarterback, going 5-2 in 2017 and 6-0 in 2016. He passed for 962 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017 and 905 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016.

At Palo Alto High School, Chryst was a consensus Top 100 recruit, Under Armour All-American and the nation’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback prospect according to Rivals and 247Sports.

His father, Geep Chryst, is the Denver Broncos tight ends coach, while his uncle, Paul Chryst, is the head coach at Wisconsin.