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Ravens sign undrafted rookie QB Dayne Crist

5/16/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

Dayne Crist attended the Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie minicamp on tryout basis over the weekend but still left without a contract. However, Dayen Crist is getting a second shot at making it as an NFL quarterback after he was signed to a contract by the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.
 
Coming out of high school as a highly coveted recruit, Dayne Crist’s college career was not as impressive.  Dyne Crist lost his starting quarterback job as a redshirt junior in 2011 and suffered two serious knee injuries during his time in Notre Dame before transferring to Kansas to complete his final year of eligibility.
 
Despite newly transferring, Dayne Crist was named one of the three captains on the Jayhawk’s team, starting seven games at quarterback while appearing in four others in 2012. Dayne Crist threw for 1,313 yards and four touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 103-of-216 (47.7 percent) of his passes at the University of Kansas last season. His best game as a Jayhawk was against TCU, where he threw for a 303 yards while completing 19-of-39of his pass.
 
Dayne Crist was also named the Most Valuable Player at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game after completing 7 of 10 passes for 61 yards and one touchdown pass while rushing for another score.
 
As a sophomore, Dayen Crist had the best season of his collegiate career, throwing for   2,033 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions while at Notre Dame. Dayne Crist appeared in the first nine games of that season for the Fighting Irish before he suffered a knee injury that ended his season.
 
Dayen Crist is unlikely to make the 56-man roster but the Baltimore Ravens see something worth in Crist and could have him set to purpose as a camp arm. The Baltimore Ravens seem set at the top three quarterback positions with starter Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor and Caleb Hanie. But Dayne Crist could still compete with Terrelle Pryor and Kyle Padron for a roster spot behind the No.3 quarterback.
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