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.)

I don’t get on the internet much. I likebrettkeisel.comdabeard.com, andSteelers.com.

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?

Batman.

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!