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Stanford QB Chryst transferring to another program

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January 22, 2018 at 1:27 am.

Nov 10, 2017; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal quarterback Keller Chryst (10) runs the ball against the Washington Huskies in the second quarter at Stanford Stadium. Photo Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 10, 2017; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal quarterback Keller Chryst (10) runs the ball against the Washington Huskies in the second quarter at Stanford Stadium. Photo Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Keller Chryst will leave Stanford after graduating this spring and play his final season for another program.

Chryst will be eligible to play next fall at an FBS school as a graduate transfer. He announced his decision Sunday on Twitter.

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

Chryst didn’t cite a specific reason for transferring or potential schools on his list, but losing his starting job likely factored into his decision to leave.

After entering the 2017 season as the starter, Chryst was injured and eventually lost the job to freshman K.J. Costello. Chryst ended the year completing 56.6 percent of his passes for 905 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions.

In three seasons with the Cardinal, Chryst completed 159 of 288 passes for 1,901 yards with 19 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Chryst is the nephew of Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst.