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Keisel set to “Shear Da Beard”

Posted by Teresa Varley on January 8, 2013 – 7:00 pm


Brett Keisel has one of the most famous beards not just in sports, but in existence, but it won’t be around for much longer.

Keisel is ready to cut it all off when he hosts the third annual “Shear Da Beard” on Thursday, February 7 at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.

Fans can watch as celebrity barbers take the scissors to the beard, with all proceeds from ticket sales benefitting the cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC.

And once the beard is gone, rest assured in due time he will start to grow it back in time for the 2013 season. He might even try and inspire some of the young players to partake in the beard growing, including Cam Heyward who Keisel said could eventually carry on the beard torch.

“I would love to take over the mantel one day, but I think it’s more genetics than anything,” said Heyward, sporting stubble but not a beard. “I don’t know if I have the genetics to pull it off.

“The last time I had a beard was during training camp. It was too itchy. I think when Keisel wants to pass it on I am going to make a statue of his beard and say this is what it should look like and never show my face.”

In addition to seeing Keisel’s beard go, guests will be treated to live performances by Chris Higbee and Donnie Iris, and can bid on some unique items in a live and silent auction.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by clicking on Shear Da Beard Tickets. For more information please click on Shear Da Beard.

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2 Responses to “Keisel set to “Shear Da Beard””

  1. By will coley on Jan 10, 2013 | Reply

    this is what makes the steelers so great.Not only are they a great football team,they give so much back to the people. I think true steeler fans have a deep love for their players.

  2. By D on Jan 11, 2013 | Reply

    Awesome :D best beard ever.

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