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Keisel ready for game action

Posted by Teresa Varley on August 15, 2012 – 2:32 pm

Defensive end Brett Keisel missed the Eagles game because of the birth of his third child, son William Atticus, but will be back in action on Sunday night against the Colts.

“I am excited to get a game in,” said Keisel. “We get to play in front of our fans. It’s going to be exciting.”

The defense will face quarterback Andrew Luck, the number one overall pick in the draft, as well the Colts offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians.

“I hope we can get after him,” said Keisel of Luck. “I am sure Bruce has a good idea of what we run here. He is a great quarterback, a lot of potential. Hopefully we can rattle him a little bit.”

Luck came out firing in the Colts preseason opener against the St. Louis Rams, throwing a 63-yard touchdown pass to Donald Brown on his first pass of the game.

“It was impressive,” said Keisel of the rookies overall performance. “A lot of it was short, quick things. But to score on your first pass has to be a good thing. He is a great quarterback. That is why he was a first pick.”

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Keisel is hoping the birth of his son is a good omen for the team.

When his oldest son Jacob was born the team won Super Bowl XLIII. The year his daughter Grace was born the Steelers lost in Super Bowl XLV.

“Every time we have had a kid we went to the Super Bowl so I want that trend to continue,” said Keisel, who said William and his wife Sarah are doing well. “I had my son we won Super Bowl XLIII. I had a daughter we lost Super Bowl XLV. So I had another son because I wanted us to win.”

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6 Responses to “Keisel ready for game action”

  1. By evan on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    keisel is so great, you gotta love him.

  2. By Katie on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    Love #99! He’s so great on the field and with fans. So down to earth and friendly-and love his DaBeard Gear and his website. You can tell he loves Steeler Nation as much as we love him.

  3. By S Evans on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    What’s not to like about Keisel? He’s such a great player and such a great representative of the Steelers. Fan friendly and seems like a great family guy. Steelers sure know how to pick awesome people.

  4. By dana moore on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    keisel will be missed when he retires,he a grizzly steeler.

  5. By Mary on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your son!! According to the past….really glad it’s a boy!! Have a great season!!

  6. By Diana Kozik on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome! My grandson and your son were in the same nursery at the same time! My son saw you and your daughter looking at pictures hanging on the wall of the hallway. He was wearing his Steeler jersey of course but respected your privacy and didn’t ask for an autograph. He was so excited to just see you! My grandson would have been wearing his black-n-gold too but had some complications at birth that prevented that. He is doing much better now and will be in his Steeler gear for the first regular season game! Let’s climb that stairway to seven!

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