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
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.