Dayne Crist

Dayne Lawrence Crist (born October 9, 1989) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Notre Dame before transferring to the University of Kansas.

Dayne Crist
Personal information
Born:October 9, 1989 (age 29)
Sherman Oaks, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Notre Dame
(Sherman Oaks, California)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Early years

Crist attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. As a senior in 2007 he threw for 2,178 yards with 16 touchdowns and one interception in 10 games, also adding 81 rushing attempts for 454 yards and four touchdowns. Crist was rated the third best quarterback and 25th best overall recruit in 2008 according to,[1] and was one of seven quarterbacks named to the Parade All-American team.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Dayne Crist
Sherman Oaks, California Notre Dame High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 4.66 Apr 20, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
5 stars
5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 3 (QB)   Rivals: 25, 2 (QB), 4 (CA)  ESPN: 22, 2 (QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Notre Dame Football Commitment List". Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  • "Notre Dame College Football Recruiting Commits". Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  • "ESPN". Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Retrieved October 4, 2012.

College career

Notre Dame

After not seeing any game action as a freshman in 2008, he completed 10 of 20 passes for 130 yards with a touchdown and interception as backup to Jimmy Clausen during his sophomore season in 2009. During a game against Washington State he tore his ACL and it was announced that he would be out four to six months.[3] Despite the injury he became Notre Dame's starting quarterback in 2010.[4]

Crist had his best football season in his sophomore year at Notre Dame. Crist completed 59.2 percent of his passes in 2010, passing for 2,033 yards, 15 touchdowns and 7 interceptions,[5] before suffering a ruptured left patella tendon against Tulsa, ending his season.[6]

On August 23, 2011, Brian Kelly named him the starting quarterback for the 2011 season, after saying the quarterback contest between Crist and Tommy Rees was "very close." At halftime of the 2011 season opener against the University of South Florida, Brian Kelly benched the ineffective Crist in favor of Rees; the Fighting Irish went on to lose the game, and afterwards Kelly named Rees the new starting quarterback and named Crist the backup.


At the end of the 2011 season, Crist was benched once again and he announced that he was leaving Notre Dame to play for Kansas, reuniting him with former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis. Crist became immediately eligible since he completed undergraduate requirements.

Crist entered the 2012 season as the starting quarterback. Following a disappointing start to the campaign which had taken the Jayhawks out of bowl contention, Crist had increasingly lost playing time to accommodate redshirt freshman Michael Cummings.

Kansas' 2012 football season ended with a game at West Virginia in which Crist played only a few snaps. Although only winning one game out of twelve, the Jayhawks were extremely competitive throughout the year. They led part of the first half versus Kansas State who at the time was #7 in the nation before being destroyed, 56-16 by the 7th ranked Wildcats, the Jayhawks also nearly beat Texas at home who was a top 25 team at the time, and went into overtime and almost beat Texas Tech who was also a top 25 team at the time. The other side of the debate focuses on the Jayhawks failing to win a game after Labor Day stating that a significant reason for the poor season was the play of Crist who finished the season with the worst quarterback rating in NCAA Division 1A (ranked 116th out of 116 qualifying quarterbacks).[7]


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2009 Notre Dame 10 20 50.0 130 6.5 1 1 111.1 5 16 3.2 0
2010 Notre Dame 174 294 59.2 2,033 6.9 15 7 129.3 52 74 1.4 4
2011 Notre Dame 15 24 62.5 164 6.8 0 1 111.6 5 -16 -3.2 0
2012 Kansas 103 216 47.7 1,313 6.1 4 9 96.5 27 -66 -2.4 0
Career 302 554 54.5 3,640 6.6 20 18 115.1 89 8 0.1 4

Professional career

Crist was invited to the Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp. He was not offered a contract at the conclusion of the minicamp.[8]

On May 15, 2013, Crist signed with the Baltimore Ravens.[9] On June 4, 2013, he was released by the Ravens.[10]

On August 25, 2013, Crist re-signed with the Ravens as backup cover for Tyrod Taylor, who sustained a concussion in the Ravens' third preseason game.[11] On August 30, 2013, he was waived by the Ravens.[12]


  1. ^ "2008 Prospect Rankings". Yahoo!.
  2. ^ Notre Dame Fighting Irish bio
  3. ^ Dayne Crist Out for the Season
  4. ^ Dayne Crist Ahead of Schedule
  5. ^
  6. ^ QB Dayne Crist suffers injury
  7. ^ "2012 NCAA Division I-A College Football Individual Statistics Leaders for Passing". Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  8. ^ Thorman, Joel (May 15, 2013). "Dayne Crist gets a job ... but not with the Kansas City Chiefs". Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  9. ^ Wilson, Aaron (May 15, 2013). "Ravens adding undrafted Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  10. ^ Wilson, Aaron (June 4, 2013). "Ravens add wide receiver Marcus Rivers, cut quarterback Dayne Crist". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  11. ^ Dodd, Rustin (August 25, 2013). "Former Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist signs with Baltimore Ravens". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  12. ^ Zrebiec, Jeff (August 30, 2013). "Ravens make first batch of cuts ahead of roster deadline". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 31, 2013.

External links

2008 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2008 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Charlie Weis and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. This was Weis's fourth season as Notre Dame's head coach, who entered the season with a 22–15 record, coming off a 3–9 season after posting back-to-back BCS seasons.

The Irish started 4–1, but completed the regular season with a 6–6 record, including a 24–23 loss to Syracuse, the first time that Notre Dame had fallen to an eight-loss team. The combined 15 losses from 2007–08 marks the most losses for any two-year span. Despite speculation the university might fire Weis, it was announced shortly after the conclusion of the regular season that he would remain head coach in 2009. Notre Dame ended the season on a positive note, finally ending their NCAA record nine-game bowl losing streak by beating Hawaii 49–21. In the process, Notre Dame scored its highest point total of the season, its highest point total ever in a bowl game, and broke 8 other bowl records. The bowl win also helped Notre Dame to a 7–6 final record, its 102nd winning season in 120 years of football.

2009 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2009 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Charlie Weis and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Weis entered his fifth season as head coach with the expectation from the Notre Dame administration that his team would be in position to compete for a BCS Bowl berth. Notre Dame started the first part of the season 4–2, with close losses to Michigan and USC but ended the season with four straight losses, including a second loss to Navy in three years. Weis was fired as head coach the Monday after the Stanford loss at the end of the season. Although Notre Dame was bowl eligible with 6 wins, the University announced on December 4 that the Irish had chosen not to play in a bowl game. Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick hired Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly after a 10-day coaching search.

2010 Michigan State Spartans football team

The 2010 Michigan State Spartans football team competed on behalf of Michigan State University in the Big Ten Conference during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Head coach Mark Dantonio was in his fourth season with the Spartans. Michigan State played their home games in Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.

In the hours following the Spartans' September 18, 2010 victory over Notre Dame, Dantonio suffered a heart attack for which he was hospitalized, and received a coronary stent. His recovery was complicated by the subsequent development of a blood clot in his leg. While he recovered, offensive coordinator Don Treadwell stepped in as acting head coach, leading the Spartans against Northern Colorado and Wisconsin. Dantonio resumed his head coaching duties for the sixth game of the season against Michigan, although he coached that game and the next week's game against Illinois from the press box instead of the head coach's traditional place on the sidelines. He returned to the sidelines for MSU's road win against Northwestern.

The Spartans finished the regular season with eleven wins (the most to date in school history), one loss, and secured their first share of the Big Ten Championship in twenty years.

2010 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2010 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. This was Kelly's first season as Notre Dame's head coach, after leading the Cincinnati Bearcats to a 12–0 regular season and BCS bowl berth. In 2010, Notre Dame's regular season schedule was ranked the most difficult schedule in the nation with a Team Opposition Record Percentage of .6529 (the poll published by the NCAA only includes wins against Division 1 teams). They finished the season 8–5 and were invited to the Sun Bowl where they defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 33–17.

2012 Kansas Jayhawks football team

The 2012 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Jayhawks were led by new head coach Charlie Weis and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were a member of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season with 1–11 overall, 0–9 in Big 12, finishing in last place and failing to be bowl eligible (alone in Big 12 teams in doing so).

Crist (surname)

Crist is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alice Guerin Crist (1876–1941), Australian poet, author and journalist

Carole Crist (born 1969), American businesswoman

Charlie Crist, U.S. politician, current U.S. Representative and former Governor of Florida

Chuck Crist (born 1951), former professional American football safety

Dave Crist (born 1982) and Jake Crist (born 1984), American professional wrestlers collectively known as Ohio Versus Everything

Dayne Crist (born 1989), American football quarterback

George B. Crist, U.S. Marine Corps General, former Commander of Central Command

Henry Crist (1764–1844), United States Representative from Kentucky

John Crist, American decathlete

Judith Crist, U.S. film critic

Linda Crist (1944-2005), labanotationist

Myndy Crist, American actress

Victor Crist, Republican member of the Florida Senate

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NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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Tommy Rees (American football)

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