Brett Keisel makes it to the Pro Bowl

With each January comes a flock of Pro Bowl starters who suddenly have injuries through which they can no longer play, and thus a flurry of Pro Bowl replacement players.

The latest one is a but of a surprise, especially since defensive end in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense rarely get much attention.  Heck, most people don’t even know who they are.

Enough of them know who Brett Keisel is.

The Steelers have announced that Keisel will replace Dwight Freeney on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.  The nine-year veteran from Brigham Young appeared in only 11 games (the Steelers were 9-2 when he played), mustering three sacks, two forced fumbles, and a 79-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Bucs, during which he toyed with Josh Freeman, weaving back and forth until Freeman fell down.

12 responses to “Brett Keisel makes it to the Pro Bowl

  1. I think they chose him because he’s the best DE left that actually wants to play in the “Who Gives a Damn Pro Bowl”.

  2. And here we go with the annual Pro Bowl mix and match. But congrats to Brett for some well-deserved recognition.

  3. For Keisel this is a banner year of getting attention and accolades. Well deserved for such a great team guy. One of the players who rarely shows up on a stat sheet but whose effort, position, and execution helps deliver a difference in every Steelers game.

    Congratulations Brett, I for one would love to shake your hand.

    I hope you can provide the Steelers D with some more solid play, a significant ‘splash’ play today, and a BIG sack on Flacco !!

    GO Steelers & Brett !!!

  4. Considering that his defense posted the 3rd best rush defense in NFL history, it’s kind of a joke that only he and Harrison are going.

    But then again, the pro bowl is a joke. Case and point–Revis and Nnamdi both made it this year

  5. It’s all because of the beard. That thing’s got magical powers or something.

    Seriously, though, congrats to Keisel. He’s not the flashiest player, but he’s a damn good one.

  6. It was the beard, they were afraid Chuck Norris was hiding in there waiting.

    Well deserved, he was always around the QB this year.

  7. What’s so funny about all of this is that everybody makes such a huge deal of who is selected and gets to play in a game that NOBODY is going to watch. Nobody cares about the game itself, only who gets selected… it’s weird.

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