Photos of the events surrounding the Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan game at Notre Dame on October 16th
CAREER: Enters second consecutive season following a significant knee injury ... suffered a torn patella tendon against Tulsa on Oct. 30, 2010 ... participated in all aspects of spring practice after recovering from knee sur- gery ... great athleticism and leadership skills plus a familiarity of Brian Kel- ly's spread offensive system from running a similar offense in high school benefitted him in 2010 ... started the first nine games of 2010 ... has played in 13 games over Irish career with 2,163 passing yards, 16 touchdowns in the air and four TDs on the ground ... has completed 58.6% of his passes (184 for 314) over his career ... did not play as the freshman and appeared in four games for Irish as backup quarterback in 2009.
2010 (JUNIOR): Started the first nine games for the Irish before suffer- ing a season-ending ruptured patella tendon against Tulsa ... the injury occurred exactly one-day shy of the one-year anniversary of the torn ACL he suffered against Washington State in 2009 ... completed 59.2% of his passes (174 of 294) for 2,033 yards and 15 TDs ... registered a passing ef- ficiency of 129.3 ... registered 19 completions of 20 yards or more ... com- pleted 64% (64 of 100) of his passes on second down ... ranked among the top 30 FBS quarterbacks in total passing yards (14th, 2,033), passing (22nd, 21.75 completions/game) and passing yards per game (27th, 254.13/game) prior to the injury ... threw a TD pass in Notre Dame's first eight games and nine straight games overall (which included the 2009 game against Washington State) before the injury...registered at least two TD passes in four of the first eight games and also threw three or more TD passes twice ... made first career start against Purdue ... completed 19 of 26 passes for 205 yards and one TD versus the Boilermakers...among quarterbacks making their first career start since 1975, his completion percentage of 73.1 was the second-highest of any quarterback with more than eight pass attempts, his 19 completions were the second-most and his 205 yards passing were the third-most ... he snapped Notre Dame's four-game losing streak with a first-time starting quarterback under center ... hooked up with seven different receivers in the opening half alone against Purdue (12 of 16) ... passed for 277 yards and two TDs in slightly more than one half of football against Michigan ... also ran for his first TD of the season against the Wolverines (totaled 19 yards rushing on four carries) ... served as the quarterback for nine of Notre Dame's 17 possessions in the game versus Michigan ... the Irish offense totaled 363 of their 535 yards in those series ... Notre Dame also scored all 24 points of the contest in those series and aver- aged 8.9 yards per play compared to zero points and 4.8 yards per play in other eight series without Crist ... hooked up with TJ Jones for a 53-yard TD and Kyle Rudolph for a 95-yard TD ... the 95-yard TD pass was the second- longest pass play in Notre Dame history and longest since Blair Kiel's 96- yard completion versus Georgia Tech on Nov. 7, 1981 ... set career-highs in completions (32), attempts (55), passing yards (369) and TD passes (four) against Michigan State ... no Irish quarterback has ever thrown for more TD passes in his first career start on the road ... his 32 completions, 55 at- tempts and four TD passes rank tied for fifth, fifth and sixth, respectively, in Notre Dame single-game history ... eclipsed 300 yards passing for the first time in his career ... went 12 of 14 for 149 yards and two TDs in the third quarter alone ... completed 11 of 18 passes for 116 yards and one TD in the opening 15 minutes ... surpassed the 300-yard passing barrier in consecutive weeks against Michigan State and Stanford ... completed 25 of 44 passes for 304 yards and one TD against the Cardinal ... accounted for three TDs in the 31-13 victory over Boston College ... rushed for one score and threw two more ... completed 24 of 44 passes for 203 yards against the Eagles ... threw for 242 yards on 24 of 39 passing with a TD pass and TD run against Pittsburgh ... recorded a career-best 12 consecutive completions against the Panthers ... the 12 straight completions were tied for the third- longest in school history ... it was the longest streak by a Notre Dame quar- terback since Brady Quinn connected on 14 straight passes against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2, 2006 ... chalked up his fourth rushing TD of the season on a nine-yard scamper against Western Michigan ... com- pleted18of28passesfor255yardsandthreeTDsversustheBroncos...the four TD runs were the most by an Irish quarterback in a single season since Jarious Jackson had seven in 1999 ... connected with Michael Floyd on an 80-yard TD reception on Notre Dame's first offensive play from scrimmage against Western Michigan ... the 80-yard TD pass was the second-longest of Crist's career ... threw for 178 yards against the Midshipmen, connecting with TJ Jones for an Irish TD ... recorded a career-best 29-yard dash against Tulsa, but was lost for the season on the play.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Made first four appearances of his Irish career against Nevada, Michigan State, Purdue and Washington State ... totaled 130 passing yards on 10 of 20 passing with one TD and one interception ... gained 16 yards on five rushes ... made first career appearance in season opener against Nevada and completed both passes he attempted for 17 yards including 15-yard completion ... received most of the reps in practice leading into game at Purdue following toe injury to Jimmy Clausen against Michigan State ... entered game against Boilermakers at the start of second quarter and promptly led Irish on two TD drives to help give Notre Dame 17-7 halftime lead ... in his first play under center against Purdue rushed for season-best 16 yards around right side to pick up first down ... com- pleted five of 10 passes for 45 yards at Purdue ... took snaps during second half of blowout win against Washington State in Alamodome, completing two of six passes for season-best 69 yards including 64-yard TD strike to John Goodman ... coincidentally, it was first TD pass thrown by Crist and first TD reception by Goodman since duo played in 2008 U.S. Army High School All-American Game held in San Antonio's Alamodome ... injured his knee on next series and missed remainder of the season ... totaled 38:11 of playing time.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... one of six finalists for the 2008 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award ... one of seven finalists for the Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year Award ... selected to the Parade All-America team as one of 58 players and seven quarterbacks named to team ... named to the Scout.com All-America second team ... one of five future Irish play- ers placed on the EA Sports All-America third team ... one of 20 players selected to Best in the West first team by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... only player projected to play quarterback in college who was named to the Best in the West first team ... named second-team all-state by CalHiSports.com as a senior ... placed on all-Southern California team by Southern California Football Coaches Association and Orange County Regis- ter ... completed 57.8 percent of passes for 2,178 yards with 16 TDs and one interception in 10 games in 2007 ... also rushed for 454 yards and scored four TDs on 81 rushing attempts ... against Saugus, completed 18-of-27 passes for 314 yards with three TDs and also rushed for a score while lead- ing the Knights to a 38-35 win ... passed for 253 yards and four TDs while completing 17-of-25 passes and also gained 50 yards on six rushes in a 33-6 win over St. Francis ... rated as the eighth-best player and second- best quarterback in the nation by Tom Lemming ... Rivals.com ranked him the 25th-best prospect in the nation, second-best pro-style quarterback in the country and fourth-best recruit in California ... rated the 22nd-best player on the ESPN 150 list ... ranked the 45th-best player in the nation by Scout.com and Sports Illustrated/TAKKLE.com ... rated by SuperPrep the 48th-best prospect in the nation, fourth-best quarterback in the country, eighth-best player in the far west and top quarterback in the far west ... rankedtheseventh-bestprospectinCaliforniaandthird-bestquarterback in the nation by Scout.com ... played in seven games as a junior, passing for 1,270 yards with 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions while completing 52.9 percent of his passes ... also rushed for 230 yards and four touchdowns ... against Bishop Arnat as a junior, completed six of 11 passes for 236 yards and five touchdowns in 49-0 win ... over his final two seasons, passed for 3,448 yards in 17 games with 33 touchdowns ... com- pleted 56.1 percent of his passes with only four interceptions in 351 pass attempts ... amassed a 14-3 record as a starter for the Knights as a junior ... filled in as a starter for three games during sophomore season and led team to three wins when starter Garrett Green (now at USC) was injured ... high school teammate of current Irish linebacker Anthony McDonald ... played for coach Kevin Rooney at Notre Dame High School ... born Oct. 9, 1989 ... son of Tim and Karen Crist ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.