Vols Chryst named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm watch list


Tennessee redshirt senior quarterback Keller Chryst was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, as announced by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation on Tuesday.

The award is presented annually to the top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback set to graduate with their class by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, which encapsulates all that is positive in college sports.

Chryst is currently in a four-way battle to become the Vols’ starting quarterback this season after transferring from Stanford last spring. During his time with the Cardinal, Chryst started 13 games over the last two seasons and was a two-time Pac-12 Academic honorable mention selection. He completed 160 of 289 pass attempts 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.

The Charlotte, N.C., native is one of five SEC quarterbacks to be named to the 48-person list, joining Missouri’s Drew Lock, South Carolina’s Jake Bentley, Vanderbilt’s Kyle Shurmer and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham.

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