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Brett Keisel

Brett Keisel during the 2009 NFL season.
No. 99     Pittsburgh Steelers
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: September 19, 1978 (1978-09-19) (age 31)
Place of birth: Provo, Utah
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Debuted in 2002 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     235
Sacks     14.5
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Brett "The Diesel" Keisel (born September 19, 1978 in Provo, Utah) is an American Football player who starts at defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brett hails from Greybull, Wyoming.

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College career

Keisel played college football at Brigham Young University where he finished his career with 66 tackles and nine quarterback sacks. He majored in health studies.

Professional career

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Pittsburgh Steelers

Keisel was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round (242nd overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie year he made five appearances making four tackles. In 2003 he was on the injured list for the entire season after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury. He returned in the 2004 season with 13 appearances and nine tackles. The following year, he appeared in all 16 games recording 33 tackles and three sacks, the first of his NFL career. After the departure of Kimo von Oelhoffen via free agency for the New York Jets in March 2006, Brett signed a new four year contract with the Steelers worth a reported 14 million dollars.[1] That season he won the 1st team position at right defensive end and played in all 16 games making 55 tackles and 5.5 sacks, a career high. In 2007, he made 16 appearances recording 39 tackles and two sacks.[2] On August 31, 2009, the Steelers signed Keisel to a new five-year contract worth $18.885 million and includes a $5 million signing bonus.

Personal

Lettered four times in football and basketball and twice in track at Greybull (Wy.) High School.Keisel was a four-time All-Conference selection and earned All-State honors as a tight end and linebacker (1995-96), he was USA Today Wyoming Player of the Year in his final season and also earned Sportslink Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year honors in 1996. He is the son of Connie and Lane Keisel, he is married to Sarah and has a son, Jacob.

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