TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
Brett Keisel attended Greybull High School in Wyoming. He was a four-year letter winner in football and basketball. He also lettered twice in track. Brett was a four-time All-Conference selection and earned All-State honors playing tight end and linebacker. Some of his high school awards include winning Wyoming Player of the Year from USA Today, Sportslink Player of the Year, and Conference Player of the year.
Keisel was red shirted his freshman year at BYU. He played defensive end his sophomore year and then the following year transferred to Snow College. He then returned to BYU to finish his college football career. Keisel had a total of 66 tackles, with 39 being solo tackles, 9 quarterback sacks, and 19 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Keisel racked up more athletic awards during college. He was a Super Team Selection (The NFL Draft Report),and he received All-Mountain West Conference Honorable Mention.
Brett was drafted in 2002 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers fans took notice as he made 7 solo special teams tackles. He also recovered a fumble on a punt, which led to a Steelers TD. Since then he continued to excel for the Steelers. He missed one season due to an injury, but came back the next year playing both on both defense and special teams. He continues to play RDE and is a big part of the Steelers defensive attack.
Follow Brett's stats : NFL.com
Keisel was recently selected as an inductee into the 2007 class of the Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame, as athlete of the year for football.
All of this information was obtained through the Pittsburgh Steelers official website, the BYU athletic website, and the Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame website.
A glimpse at Brett's career with the Steelers:
Brett Keisel was drafted by the Steelers in 2002 during the seventh-round. He played as a special teams player and, in five games and two postseason games, finished with seven solo special teams tackles. One highlight of Brett’s first year came in the Carolina game. He recovered a fumble on a punt that led to a Steelers touchdown, and also had three solo special teams tackles.
In 2003, Keisel was placed on injured reserve and missed the season.
Brett returned to the field in 2004, and continued his special teams play, but he also was getting some time on the field with the defense. Keisel has talked about watching how defensive end Aaron Smith played, in order to learn the position he would later start at for the Steelers.
2005 would prove to be a big year for Brett. He continued to be a special teams player and was also listed as a reserve defensive end. In the Baltimore game, he made one of the biggest plays of the game when he sacked quarterback Anthony Wright on third down on the Ravens' final drive. It was Keisel’s first NFL career sack. In a game against the Bengals, Brett returned one kickoff for 11 yards. Another first for #99 came during a game against Cleveland. Brett had a two-sack game, and a forced fumble. He was making his presence known both to his coaches and opposing players. Brett saved one of his best games for the AFC Championship game in Denver. He picked a great place to do this, not only was it the last hurdle the team needed to leap before reaching the Superbowl, but Keisel had his own cheering section there. His parents, Connie and Lane Keisel, along with about 15 other family members and friends were in attendance to cheer him and his team on to victory. And Brett certainly gave them reason to cheer!
During the AFC Championship game, Keisel was a beast on the field. He compiled four solo tackles, including two sacks. The sacks totaled a loss of ten yards for Denver. Brett also had one forced fumble during the game.
"We just thought, 'Oh my gosh, that was Brett, he did it again!' What a game for him to shine in," Connie Keisel said. (From an interview with Scott Allen, Star Tribune). Click here to read the whole story.
In the Hard Hat award article written Jan. 24, following the Steeler win over the Broncos, the sports writer said, ".. backup DE and special teamer Brett Keisel had a gritty effort in the win. He provided good relief to Smith and twice stormed into the Bronco backfield to hit or disrupt Plummer. On one play he simply bulled and shoved LT Matt Lepsis back into the quarterback, something no one else on the right side of the defense was able to do, and then pulled him down with one hand for the sack. Keisel also chipped in with some tough coverage on special teams. "
The sacks and forced fumble were firsts for him during the postseason. Keisel had many firsts during his 2005 season, but the biggest first was yet to come. The win in the AFC Championship game earned Keisel and the Steelers a spot in Superbowl XL in Detroit.
The Steelers were headed to the Superbowl to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The players had to get ticket orders and travel arrangements in place for their family and friends. Brett, coming from a large and very close family, had a lot of work to do in order to get all the arrangements completed. His parents headed to Detroit, along with two of Brett’s brothers, three of his sisters, Brett’s wife (Sarah) and her parents and brother. Once travel arrangements were finalized Keisel would begin game preparation for his first Superbowl.
In an interview with Marlys Good, Greybull Standard News, Brett talked about what it felt like to be heading to his first SB appearance: "To be able to play in the biggest game in the world – everyone is watching you – is a dream come true. It still feels like I’m in a dream. "This has been an unbelievable ride." To read the whole interview, click here.
The team headed to Detroit, where they were greeted by millions of fans. Steelers Nation always travels well, and they showed up in full force for the big game. The team was treated to a meal at the home of Jerome Bettis’ parents and had many events they were able to attend. But, Keisel didn’t mention any of that when he spoke of what he was looking forward to on Thursday of SB week. He kept a SB diary for the Tribune Review.
Mike Prisuta, printed parts of the diary and this is what Brett mentioned being excited about:
"My wife Sarah's coming in tonight, and I'm really excited to see her. She wanted to come out Monday, but she's a working woman, and she had a few things she had to take care of. I'm really excited to have her out here. "I'll get to see her tonight, and then after practice is over, we can hang out tomorrow night.
In front of his wife, parents and numerous other family members and friends, Keisel won his first Superbowl. The team won 21-10 and Keisel had two solo tackles and one solo special teams tackle.
Keisel’s next big news came in March of 2006. He was signed to a new four-year contract with the Steelers. The seventh-round draft pick had moved from a special teams and reserve DE to a starting position with the Steelers.
From an interview with Dale Lolley, Steelcityinsider.com:
”When (Steelers negotiator) Omar (Khan) called me and we got on a conference call and we all came to agreement on this thing, I hung up the phone and I was just like, ‘Man, I can’t believe it. This is what I worked so hard for, just to get this opportunity. Now it’s time to get to work and prove it.’”
In 2006, Keisel started all 16 games in his first season as a starter. He finished with 58 tackles, with 37 of those being solo tackles. He posted 5.5 sacks and had one fumble recovery. It was apparent that Keisel was a perfect fit in his starting position at DE. He said he wanted to prove he would work hard for this opportunity and he did just that!
Keisel kept up the hard work and during the 2007 season he started all 16 games at DE for the second consecutive season (32 straight starts). Brett finished the season with 49 tackles and two sacks. He was the team leader in QB pressures with 31 and had a forced fumble.
Also in 2007, Keisel received an award from his hometown. He was the Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame's athlete of the year. To read about this honor, click here.
In 2008, Keisel started the season as a new father. Tribune-Review writer, Scott Brown, in his column, View from the Press Box, reported that Brett, and his wife Sarah, welcomed to their family a baby boy. Brown wrote, "Defensive end Brett Keisel is a daddy.The glow on Keisel's face when he talked about his son, who was born in March, is all you need to see to conclude that fatherhood agrees with him."
Brett talks about fatherhood with Scott Brown::
"It made me realize how important my job is, to not only myself but to my family. It just made me work that much harder to be that much better of a player."
Keisel had a couple injuries which caused him to miss some playing time, but he still finished the season with 34 tackles, 24 being solo and one sack. He had a big game against the Giants, with 11 tackles to tie James Farrior for the team lead, and he also had two of the Steelers' four tackles for loss. He was named the Steelers Digest Player of the Week after his performance.
Keisel and the Steelers defense were ranked #1 throughout 2008.
After rolling through the postseason with victories over San Diego and Baltimore, Brett was headed to his second Superbowl. He finished the postseason with 12 tackles (eight solo) and one sack. The team would face the Arizona Cardinals in Superbowl XLIII.
Keisel’s family and friends were there to cheer him on, along with his son who would have the opportunity to see his father win a Superbowl. Brett once again had a great game, with five tackles (four solo), one QB pressure and a fumble recovery which sealed the win for the Steelers!
Brett’s current contract was due to expire after the 2009 season. But, the Steelers organization were aware of how fortunate they were to have #99, and they realized what a valuable asset he was to the team. So, on August 31, 2009 he was awarded a new contract that will keep him with the team through 2013.
From Mr. Keisel:
“I am extremely happy for a lot of reasons- One I have the opportunity to play my entire career with one team. Two, this team, I can’t say enough about how I feel about it. I genuinely love and appreciate the players I play with and have gotten a great relationship with the players too. To be able to stay here and be a part of hopefully more Super Bowls was a dream of mine and it’s surreal that it’s going to happen.”
The above information obviously does not include all of Brett’s accomplishments with the team. It is just a brief highlight of his time with the Steelers. Check out the articles and news here on the site for a more in-depth look at his career so far. You can also read about his college career.
Brett has accomplished so much in his career, including two Superbowl victories. He came to the Steelers as a seventh-round draft pick, and worked his way from special teams player and reserve defensive end, to starting defensive end through dedication and hard work. With his new contract there will be more accomplishments and victories to look forward to for Brett!
The news was compiled from various sources. Most of the statistical information came from Steelers.com.
Brett has represented the Steelers well throughout his career, on and off the field. He and his wife sponsor many charitable events and attend other events for causes supported by his teammates. News of their causes and charities is listed throughout the site.
St. Patty's Day 2014: Get Green and Beardy!
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with our latest addition to the online store: Da Beard St. Patrick's Day Flip Up t-shirt!
For every St. Patty's Day t-shirt you order we'll be throwing in a FREE KOOZIE as well!
Need something green to sport this St. Patrick's Day? We've got you covered!
Not only can you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style while wearing this tee, but the inside front of the shirt has Da Beard (with an Irish twist) printed in such a way so that you can flip it up to your face and Boom!
Instant leprechaun costume (well, at least the beard part anyway)!
Feel free to dance a little jig if the mood catches you right.
Everybody loves the DIESEL:
Scroll down for information on Da Beard Gear, Brett's salsa, Fear the Beard prints, Events and Appearances, Ask the Diesel questions and much more!
ROCK the vote for Brett and his teammates HERE.
#99 can be located in the Defense section under DE.
Voting is unlimited, easy and FREE so feel free to vote over, and over and over!
This season’s Pro Bowl is different. The stars are realigned. No more AFC vs. NFC. It’s all about giving fans matchups they’ve never seen before. The game like you’ve never seen it before. This is the Pro Bowl: Unconferenced.
Read more about the changes to the Pro Bowl HERE.
The game will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Thank you to Matt Solomowitz for creating the Pro Bowl slogan seen above!
Quick Updates & Interviews
Keisel on the Hines Ward Show:
Brett talks about Da Beard, 65 Roses Sports Auction and the loss to Oakland.Watch here.
From September 7, 2012:
Keisel talks with Mike Prisuta, WDVE about the upcoming game in Denver and how he's excited to have lots of friends and family there.
From September 5, 2012:
Tall Cathy from 96.1 started her "Five Questions" Segment, which will appear weekly.
From Tall Cathy: When I first walked into the locker room, Brett Keisel immediately approached me to say hello and was kind enough to agree to be the first victim of my 5 question segment!
Brett will tell you about his favorite cartoon growing up, his itunes playlist, first car, favorite food and what's hiding inside of his beard! Thanks to Brett for being such a great sport & to Max Starks for the photo bomb.
Listen to the interview here.
From August 19, 2012:
Post Game press conference after win over the Colts.
From August 7, 2012:
Keisel's interview with NFL AM.
From August 3, 2012;
Keisel sits down with the WDVE Morning Crew for a training camp interview.
The Da Beard Gear crew has been busy coming up with new designs for the 2013 season!
Some new items were recently added to the store.
One is a Da Beard Flip Up Shirt: The front of this shirt reads DA BEARD in bold type with "Da Beard" logo beneath the wording. On the inside front of the shirt, "Da Beard" has been printed on the fabric in such a way so that you can flip it up, bring up to your face and GET YOUR BEARD ON! NOTE: The image in the small box to the right is the beard printed on the inside of the shirt.
Another new shirt is the Da Beard Football T-Shirt: We've taken "Da Beard Football" shirt and made it a short sleeve. The color of the shirt is a dark heather gray with a camo screen print.
Visit the store to view all of the new gear.
Grab your gear now so you're ready to start the 2013 season off right!
Click the Store link at the top of this page to GET YOUR BEARD ON with Keisel's official Da Beard merchandise line.
Also, you can listen to the famous WDVE "Fear the Beard" song!
Watch #99 and the Steelers play while decked out in your Da Beard gear!
Visit Da Beard to GET YOUR BEARD ON!
The site offers fans a chance to purchase official Brett "The Diesel" Keisel beard gear. Brett's famous beard captured the national spotlight and was one of the most talked about topics during Media Week at Super Bowl XLV.
From Michael David Smith, PFT:
"Super Bowl week is when legends are made: Joe Namath’s guarantee. Lynn Swann’s catch. John Elway’s helicopter.
And now we can add one more..."
Brett Keisel’s beard.
“The beard — the beard is why we’re here.” -Brett Keisel, from a Super Bowl XLV press conference.
Be sure to purchase your Da Beard t-shirts and hats so you can wear them to games or wherever you cheer on the Steelers. The link to Da Beard Gear is above under "Store" or above under the Da Beard logo. Da Beard Gear is the official merchandise line of Brett Keisel.
The Da Beard crew has added larger sized adult t-shirts and kids gear! They also added some new t-shirt designs fans will love, along with drink koozies and stickers. Thank you for your continued support of Brett Keisel's official site and merchandise line.
Residents and visitors of Greybull, Wyoming (Brett's hometown) can now purchase Da Beard gear there. Stop by the Greybull Building Center atlocated at 617 1st Avenue South in Greybull to check out their selection of Da Beard merchandise.
Also, Hometown Sports in the Pittsburgh area now carry Da Beard Gear!
If you own a store, and are interested in carrying Da Beard Gear, please email us. The email address is at the top of this page, under Contact.
Fear the Beard Prints
This amazing painting was created by artist, Scott Spillman .
“Fear the Beard” is now available in a very special limited edition Giclee print. Brett owns the original, but Scott is offering fans a chance to purchase a print.
This print is of the highest quality and limited to a very small edition of only 500 prints. The prints are available in 16 x 20 inches. Each print is hand signed and numbered by Scott Spillman, the artist, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The cost is as follows:
For 16 x 20 signed and numbered prints - $55.00. Shipping is not included.
You can see a closer view of the painting here.
If you would like a larger size than 16 x 20, please contact Scott to discuss it.
Ready to add this one-of-a-kind print to your collection?
Click here to order and to visit Mr. Spillman's website.
Brett "The Diesel" Keisel salsa
Order online here.
It can also be purchased at Western PA Giant Eagle stores.
We are excited to announce the launch of BRETT "THE DIESEL" KEISEL SALSA!
From the PLB Sports website:
Brett Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Geronimo Salsa are proud to present the BRETT “THE DIESEL” KEISEL line of salsas, which are available in 3 flavors: Mild, Medium, and Hot. Get your jar today! It is a must have for any Black & Gold tailgate party.
FEAR “DA BEARD”, LOVE THE SALSA!
It is available at Western PA Giant Eagle stores. Don't worry if you are not able to get to Western PA, PLB Sports has you covered! You can order the salsa directly from the from the PLB Sports website!
While on their site, be sure to check out the long list of other products they offer. PLB Sports is located in Pittsburgh, PA, and is the # 1 Website for Sports & Celebrity Endorsed Products.
Come on Steeler Nation, this is your chance to include Keisel at your next tailgate party or get together-Keisel salsa that is! This is a one-of-a-kind item, with Brett's face right on the label... makes for a great collectors item. Brett says the salsa is GREAT, and we know you will love it too.
Show your love for Da Beard and GET YOUR SALSA ON!
Click here to see a closer view of the salsa jar label.
2013 Training Camp Schedule
The Steelers will officially kick off their 2013 season when the team reports to training camp on Friday, July 26, at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. This will be the 48th year the Steelers will train at Saint Vincent College.
First practice open to the public: July 27.
First practice in pads: July 29.
The annual night practice at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium: August 2.
Evening practice at Saint Vincent College: August 14.
Last practice open to the public: August 17.
The team will release the FULL training camp schedule soon and we'll post it here also.
Pro Bowl 2013
Vote for your Steelers players HERE.
This is the official Steelers ballot, so as you click each position, the eligible Steelers will appear first.
Thank you to Matt Solomowitz for creating the Pro Bowl slogan seen above!
Aaron Smith talks with WHIRL magazine about #99:
Brett is my wingman. I can't say enough about him. He's a great guy, but a great competitor, too. As good of a football player he is, he is an even better person."
Casey Hampton talks with WHIRL magazine about his teammate:
"Brett is a cool cat. He is a country guy with a little swagger--And you rarely ever find that."
Coach Mike Tomlin talks about signing Keisel to a new deal-2009.
“He’s ridiculously competitive. He has a mean streak, something that is necessary to play the position that he plays,” Tomlin said.
“He takes a great deal of pride in his work and he doesn’t care who gets the credit. A lot of times when you play defensive end in our scheme, it’s a lot of dirty work, occupying blocks, playing with great pad level, creating opportunities for others, such as James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, who benefit greatly from the work of our ends.
He embraces all of that and does it with a smile on his face. He embodies the things that we value as a Pittsburgh Steeler.”
NFL analyst Troy Aikman talks about Keisel:
"Brett Keisel, in my opinion, is really one of the great players in this league. I mean, this is a guy, an emotional leader, who missed some time, and him being back has really given this defense a lift. He's not a guy who you see with alot of sacks, but someone who is very disruptive. He runs sideline to sideline; an extremely versatile player. "
Keisel talks about how the team didn't let numerous injuries define them:
"It's testament to the character of this team and the players we have waiting to come in and play. When they get their opportunity and they come in and play and we win, it says something about this team."
Teammate Aaron Smith talking about Keisel:
“I think Brett’s really coming into his own. I think this is the chance for him to have a Pro Bowl year.” “He’s feeling more comfortable, more confidence. He’s a great player. It’s just a matter of him maturing.”
He had an unbelievable camp in practices. There aren’t too many guys who can block him in practice.”
Brett and Cameron Heyward judging the chili at the Nemacolin Five Alarm Mountain Madness Chili Cook-off last year.
Photo from Matt Stark.
Brett will once again put on his "judges" hat to help vote the winner of the Nemacolin Five Alarm Mountain Madness Chili Cook-off.
4th Annual Five Alarm Mountain Madness Chili Cook-Off
Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Location: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Event information: here.
2013 Offseason Workouts
The Steelers’ 2013 offseason program will begin on Monday, April 15, and it will conclude with a three-day mandatory minicamp scheduled for mid-June.
For more information on offseason workouts, please click here.
Ask The Diesel
Kids (and adults)...got a question for Brett "The Diesel" Keisel?
Well, The Diesel himself wants to answer your questions! Email them to us and we'll send them to THE DIESEL. My email is at the top of the site under CONTACT.
Please include your name and where you are from (if you wish).
Depending on the number of questions we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to every question. Please be considerate, and refrain from any personal or offensive questions. This is a great way for fans to get to know Mr. Keisel a little off the field so let's keep it clean and fun!
Q & A:
I live in central Pennsylvania and love to kayak and fish. My question is: Brett I know you are an outdoorsman but have you had the chance to fish for any PA smallmouth? If so, what's your personal best? Secondly you are in PRIME musky country In Pitt. Have you got a chance to hunt any muskies? You are my favorite player on and off the field. Thank you for your time man!- Rob Swann
I haven't had the chance to fish for either. Todd Haley says he knows a good place for Musky and agreed to take me sometime.
Does the added weight of da beard give his neck and delts more of a workout? - Connie-- long time Steelers fan in Arizona
DaBeard is light as a feather and strong as a Bull.
I was wondering if there's any kind of crazy things/ adventures ( like a bucket list) that you'd like to do?- Dan, NYC
I would like to sky dive one day.
What has been your favorite game so far in your career?- Bob Simmons, Hudson, NY
Hard to pick a favorite. Tough to beat 2 Super Bowl victories.
I know that Mr. Keisel is an avid hunter but I am not sure of his shoe size. I wear a size 15 and cannot find hunting boots in that size. If it were possible in passing to find out what outfitter he used to have boots made, it would be greatly appreciated. - Justin Doty
I wear a 14. Cabela's has some large sizes as well as Gander Mountain.
Any advise for a young DE player?- Michael Jablonski Worthington, Ohio
Don't let anyone outwork you.
I am always wondering what does it take to be a professional football player? What is your motivation to step on the field and be the greatest of all? And one completely irrelevant question, what genre of music do u listen to?- Sina Talebian
There is a lot of work that's involved in being a Pro. You have to handle business when nobody is watching. Do all the little things that will help you succeed. I have a strong desire to win, and I love to compete. I listen to everything..depends on what mood I'm in. My favorite band is Pearl Jam.
Where can I find your jersey, man? I have checked Steelers.com and NFL.com. Any idea where to find adult and youth sizes. I see fans on message boards & all over social media looking for them so I know they would be a big seller! - John Timmons Chicago, IL
Thanks. I'm working on getting jerseys to sell on my website. Stay tuned.
What is your favorite childhood memory?-- Haydee S. -New Mexico
As a young boy my favorite memory was camping with my parents and brothers and sisters.
Brett, what is the name of the company that make those wrist guards/braces that you and alot of players wear. Been trying to find them everywhere with no success for my son who's a D lineman. Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thanks!-- Scott Kramer
Donjoy makes the wrist rockets I wear. They work great.
What is your favorite food?-- Gabe Johnson, Pittsburgh PA. (By the way I love my Da Beard Gear. Getting ready to order some more!).
My favorite food is Meat and Taters.
What is your recommendation for a great dinner spot for a first time Burgh visitor? --Ashley Meade
There are several great places to eat but if you come to Pittsburgh you have to try Primanti's. (Click here for locations and menu.).
What is one of your favorite vacation spots?-- Brandon M., Chicago, IL.,/b>
The Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.
One place we must visit when coming to Pittsburgh for the first time-besides Heinz Field? --Sarah Evans
Mt. Washington. Incredible view of the city.
I know you love to hunt. Do you eat the wild game and if so, what is your favorite? I like deer meat. - Submitted by Emily Cooper (Age 11).
I do love to hunt. And yes, I enjoy venison. My favorite is probably moose or a young elk.
Do you get on the net much ,and if so, what are your favorite sites (besides your own)? -Submitted by Becky Miller (the amazing artist who created several of our Keisel Kam designs and the Pro Bowl logo used last year on the site. Check out her artist page on the Links page above.)
In a street fight, who would you pick to win: Troy's hair or Keisel's beard? - Submitted by Anne Cooper.
Troy's hair and Dabeard are best friends. They would never fight.
Would you consider dying your beard pink for the Breast Cancer Awareness Game? - Submitted by Sarah Swenson.
No, but I do wear shoes and wristbands for breast cancer awareness. I also support the Bid for Hope event that my friends Heath and Katie Miller host every year.
Bid for Hope is an event that benefits breast cancer research and will be held on October 17, 2011. You can read more about it on the "Brett in the Community" page (the link is under the banner above).
How many brothers and sisters do you have? I have 4 sisters and I like them but would really like some brothers because sometimes they drive me crazy! - Submitted by Jeremy Stephens (age 8).
I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
What is your favorite dessert?
Ice cream and cake.
What are your favorite pizza toppings?
Hawaiian pizza with cracker crust.
Last movie you went to theatre to see?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Diesel gives this 3 out of 5 stars.
If you were not a football player, what career would you choose?
Pro Basketball player.
Who is your favorite super hero?
FYI-Be sure to go see the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" when it comes out...Keisel, Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller and other teammates filmed a scene for it!
Keep the fun going by emailing your questions for #99 to answer. And, keep checking back to see when we post new questions and answers. This may be a good place to get contest questions from so keep up with your Ask the Diesel fun facts!
I will post any games I locate here, but it is not the full Steelers Basketball schedule. Please be aware...I have no information as to which players will appear at each game.
March 15: Poland Seminary High School.
For information click: here.
March 16: Bethel Park HS Gym.
For information click: here.
March 22: Washington, PA.
For information click: here.
March 23 and March 24: West York, PA.
For information click: here.
At home with Brett
Brett loves to spend time at home, relaxing and being a dad. He is also an outdoorsman whose hobbies include fishing and hunting, things he did while growing up in Wyoming.
Your favorite home-cooked meal: Meatloaf.
Your cooking speciality: Pot roast.
Three things in your refrigerator: Milk, water and snacks.
What's on TV: The Outdoor Channel.
Your TV-watching snack: Popcorn.
What do you do to relax at home: Play with my son.
More to come..so check back!
Brett works with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation each year by hosting the 65 Roses Sports Auction. The event raises money for CF.
This annual sports spectacular features a live auction with autographed memorabilia from every sport imaginable! Join the Pittsburgh Steelers, national and local celebrities for this evening of fun, food and fantastic sports items. You can own your own piece of sports history by bidding on items from the legends of the game and enjoy autograph opportunities.
For information on Cystic Fibrosis and the foundation, click here.
Annual information about the 65 Roses Sports Auction will be in the Events and Appearances section, when available.
The Keisel's work with the Homeless Children's Education Fund.
Their Mission: To serve as a voice for the homeless children of Allegheny County and to ensure they are afforded equal access to the same educational opportunities and experiences as their peers.
For more information on Homeless Children's Education Fund, click here.
Tellman Knudson is running barefoot across the country to raise money for youth homelessness in America.
Knudson is trying to raise $100,000,000.00 to aid homeless youth in a project called RunTellmanRun.
"Sounds crazy, right? I get that a lot. But I live by a guiding principle: If you don’t set yourself extremely ambitious goals, nothing great will ever be accomplished.
Brett and Sarah Keisel have long been involved with charities for homeless youth, so Tellman's cause was right up their alley. They met with him in Pittsburgh, and visited The Hub Outreach Center. Brett graciously signed two footballs which will be auctioned to raise much-needed funds for The Hub.
To read about their visit, and about Tellman's amazing journey, click here.
You can also donate money or leave comments about his wonderful cause through the link.