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Paly grad Chryst one of Stanford football team captains

Keller Chryst was named one of seven Stanford football team captains on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Seven Stanford football players were selected by their teammates on Sunday to serve as team captains for the 2017 season: fifth-year senior Peter Kalambayi and David Bright, and seniors Alameen Murphy, Harrison Phillips, Brandon Simmons, Dalton Schultz and Keller Chryst were chosen by a player vote.

Murphy, a native of Fort Washington, Maryland, was a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection and played in all 13 games at cornerback last year.

Keller Chryst/David Bernal photo
Simmons, a free safety and communication major from Mansfield, Texas, was All-Pac-12 honorable mention in 2016.

Phillips is double majoring in sociology and science, technology and society. A product of Omaha, Nebraska, he was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and an All-Pac-12 honorable mention defensive lineman in 2016.

Bright is a biomechanical engineering major and started 10 games on the offensive line last season.

Schultz was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention tight end last year, and has played in every game the past two seasons.

Kalambayi, who hails from Matthews, North Carolina, is a starting outside linebacker and communication major.

Chryst was 6-0 as the starting quarterback last season, and earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention accolades as a science, technology and society major.

Stanford opens the season Aug. 26 against Rice in Sydney, Australia.

— Stanford Athletics

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Posted by Bill Ross
a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:34 am

Finally, recognition that Stanford has a football team and there is actually a connection locally. Could you also acknowledge the top 15 ranking? How about the academic honors associated with the Football and other men's and women's teams? I can hear it already "we have limited staff..." Ramp it up. The Stanford athletic program is a tremendous contributor to the Stanford and Palo Alto community!

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