Taryn Christion
No. 3     Ottawa Redblacks
Born: (1997-02-06) February 6, 1997 (age 24)
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight218 lb (99 kg)
CollegeSouth Dakota State
High schoolRoosevelt
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Career history
As player
2019*Seattle Seahawks
2019*Dallas Cowboys
2019*Pittsburgh Steelers
2020–PresentOttawa Redblacks
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • MVFC Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
  • 2× First team All-MVFC (2016, 2018)
  • Second team All-MVFC (2017)
Career stats
Rushing yards37

Taryn Christion (born February 6, 1997) is an American professional Canadian football quarterback who is currently a member of the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at South Dakota State.

College career

Christion played for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits for four seasons. Christion finished his collegiate career with school records of 11,535 passing yards, 104 touchdown passes, 13,050 yard of total offense, 814 pass completions, and 1,363 pass attempts.[1]

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Christion was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2019.[2] He was waived by the Seahawks on May 14, 2019.[3]

Dallas Cowboys

Christion was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on July 24, 2019.[4] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.[5]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Christion was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to their practice squad on October 2, 2019. He was signed specifically to imitate Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in practice.[6] Christion was released on October 7, 2019.[7]

Ottawa Redblacks

Christion was signed by Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League on January 21, 2020.[8]


  1. ^ Zimmer, Matt (December 17, 2018). "Taryn Christion leaves legacy as South Dakota State's best ever". Argus Leader. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  2. ^ Palleschi, Jerry (April 28, 2019). "Taryn Christion Signs Undrafted Free Agent Deal Seattle Seahawks". ESPNSiouxFalls.com. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "Taryn Christion: Waived by Seahawks". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. May 14, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "Taryn Christion signs with Dallas Cowboys". Argus Leader. July 24, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Alper, Josh (August 31, 2019). "QBs Mike White and Taryn Christion, RBs Mike Weber and Jordan Chunn cut in Dallas". Profootballtalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  6. ^ Weintrib, Ben (October 2, 2019). "Steelers sign former FCS quarterback to imitate Lamar Jackson ahead of game vs. Ravens". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Steelers release QB Taryn Christion, still need 3rd quarterback". Steelers Wire. USA Today. October 7, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "Ottawa Redblacks sign four newcomers, re-sign DB Sherrod Baltimore". Ottawa Sun. January 21, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2021.