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Ex-Kansas, Notre Dame QB commits to play in Casino Del Sol All-Star Game

Dayne Crist

Dayne Crist will get an opportunity to show the skills that once made him a touted prospect. Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist, a former starter at Notre Dame, has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game.

Crist transferred to Kansas after last season, rejoining former Fighting Irish head coach Charlie Weis, who was beginning his first year with the Jayhawks.

He started for Kansas early in the season but gave way to redshirt freshman Michael Cummings in the second half of the season as Weis went with a youth movement.

Crist (6-4, 235) completed 103 of 216 passes for 1,313 yards, with four touchdowns and nine interceptions, for a Kansas team that was one of the worst in major college football, finishing 1-11.

He started the first nine games of the 2010 season for Notre Dame before suffering a ruptured patella tendon. He played sparingly in 2011 before transferring as a graduate student.

Crist, from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., was one of the nation’s most touted quarterback prospects in the 2008 class.

The Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game will be played Jan. 11 at Kino Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m. Former Arizona Wildcats head coach Dick Tomey will serve as one of the head coaches.

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