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Brett Keisel arrives at training camp in style

Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel’s known for his huge beard, but he made an entrance to training camp that topped his own ability to be recognized.

Instead of a sports car or a luxury sedan like so many players drive, Keisel rolled up to his dorm at Saint Vincent College in a bright orange Kubota tractor.

“This has to be a first,” Keisel said. “It’s my way of saying ‘Hard work pays off.’”

Keisel got the tractor — to be specific, a M4070 front-loader — from a power equipment dealer in exchange for some promotional work he does for them.

“I’m a tractor guy,” he said. “I grew up in Wyoming driving one of these bad boys. This reminds me of my childhood days, swathing hay, plowing fields and planting fields.”

Give Keisel credit for making the commitment to his statement. He drove the tractor the final 20 miles to camp, with his luggage in the front bucket.

Now the heavy lifting begins.

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17 Responses to “Brett Keisel arrives at training camp in style”
  1. pftard says: Jul 26, 2012 10:08 AM

    Nice of Mr. Keisel to arrive to Steelers training camp, driving an orange & black tractor that seems to honor his rival Bengals. Why to use symbolism in your favor, smart guy.

  2. holeinone09 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:12 AM

    I just love this guy completely. Glad he is on my team.

  3. shotgunformation5wide says: Jul 26, 2012 10:17 AM

    I love it!!! You can’t put a price on what these guys do for a locker room, …. for a team!

    It should also stand as a message to Wallace to get into camp. He’s got the talent but he still has to put in the work. Just go back to the Green Bay superbowl ….. Wallace you have more work to put in, Sir!

    Go Steelers!!!!

  4. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    I think I speak for everyone who was on the road behind him for those 20 miles when I say “I hope you blow out your ACL climbing out of that tractor you jackass”

  5. jg725 says: Jul 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    now – if he can manage to survive final cuts this year………

  6. joetoronto says: Jul 26, 2012 10:24 AM

    Good stuff, love the character.

    This reminds me of when Ted Hendricks showed up at the Raiders practice field on a horse. 🙂

  7. bgsusteelers says: Jul 26, 2012 10:32 AM

    Coolest player in the NFL by far.

  8. Steeley McBeam says: Jul 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    Love that guy. They say holding training camp in Latrobe is a great team building experience and things like this, Ryan Clarks crazy backpacks, James Harrisons Smart Car, etc. are the reason why. I, for one, would be extremely upset if they followed suit and moved training camp back to their practice facility like so many other teams.

  9. 1liondriven says: Jul 26, 2012 10:48 AM

    I would have been more impressed if he made an entrance in an American brand tractor

  10. rayguyreturns says: Jul 26, 2012 11:06 AM

    Good tractor-great stunt.
    However, M4070 is the model, and “front-loader” or bucket is the implement, not the tractor designation. You farmers should know this.

  11. Steeley McBeam says: Jul 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    Not to be outdone, Terrell Suggs showed up to camp in a wheelchair.

  12. 84sgl says: Jul 26, 2012 11:40 AM

    Haha.. You gotta love Brett Keisel!! I just wonder if this was his idea or the beards idea?

  13. ravenator says: Jul 26, 2012 11:53 AM

    Wow could you get any more country.

  14. CKL says: Jul 26, 2012 11:59 AM

    I am far from a Steelers fan but this dude is for real. Love it. Kubotas rule also, we’re a Kubota family.

  15. NoHomeTeam says: Jul 26, 2012 12:53 PM

    A Kubota in Wyoming?

    That’s Deere country up there, man.

  16. cowboys8819 says: Jul 26, 2012 4:30 PM

    That is just awesome!

  17. domehead says: Jul 26, 2012 9:10 PM

    It’d been more awesome if he drove up to America’s greatest game in a John Deere…You know, an American friggin’ tractor.

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