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Stanford names Ryan Burns as its starting quarterback against Kansas State

The Virginia native will take over where Kevin Hogan left off

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach David Shaw announced on Periscope that Ryan Burns will be Stanford's starting quarterback against Kansas State. He did mention that Keller Chryst will see some action as well.

Burns is a 6-foot-5, 218 pound redshirt junior from Leesburg, Virginia. He was a consensus 4-star recruit coming out of high school, and was considered to be the 8th-best pocket passer QB by 247 sports.

Burns beat out fellow top recruit Keller Chryst to win the starting job in a close competition, with Shaw and the rest of the coaching staff saying for weeks that both QBs have been playing well.

Chryst, a redshirt sophomore, was probably tabbed by the media as the favorite to win the job after Kevin Hogan graduated, but both QBs flashed some impressive plays during the spring game and open practices.