Crist Cut From Chiefs, Signs With Super Bowl Champ Ravens

By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

Dayne Crist Signs Free Agent Contract With The Ravens

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday. Crist, who attended mini-camp over the weekend with the Kansas City Chiefs, will join the Super Bowl Champion Ravens immediately for organized team activities (OTAs).

Crist was selected as one of three permanent Jayhawk team captains prior to the 2012 season, despite transferring from Notre Dame for his final collegiate season. He started at quarterback in seven games and saw action in four others. Crist completed 103-of-216 passes for 1,313 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. He connected on a season-long 43-yard pass with Kale Pick on his first offensive play in a Jayhawk uniform. His best game as a Jayhawk came against TCU, where he threw for a season-best 303 yards on 19-of-39 passing.

Crist is one of nine Jayhawks to get an opportunity with an NFL team this spring via the draft, free agent signings and camp invites.

Tanner Hawkinson was a fifth round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, while Tunde Bakare (Chicago Bears), Greg Brown (San Diego Chargers), Trevor Marrongelli (Detroit Lions), Bradley McDougald (Kansas City Chiefs), Toben Opurum (Kansas City Chiefs), Josh Williams (Chicago Bears) and Duane Zlatnik (Jacksonville Jaguars) have each attended a mini-camp or signed as a free agent.

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