Right place, right time.
Kevin Koile, WYOPREPS.com was in Greybull, Wyo. (Brett’s hometown) to get some video highlights of the high school basketball game, but he ended up getting much more!
From Mr. Koile’s article:
Stay true to your roots…even if you are on the other side of the country.
The season ended sooner than expected for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so a Greybull alumnus returned home to cheer on the team.
Brett Keisel (#99 for the Pittsburgh Steelers) is a 1997 Greybull HS Grad, who later played college football at BYU, and was drafted in the 7th round of the 2002 draft by the Steelers, where he plays as a defensive end, and helped Pittsburgh win 2 Super Bowls.
He started “Da Beard” trend in 2010, and annually he has sheared it off as part of a fundraiser.
He will shear the beard on February 5th, to benefit cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. but there are probably more pressing concerns on his agenda, because his contract with the Steelers, is set to expire in March 2014.
During his high school days, he played football, basketball, and participated in track.
He helped the Buffs boys basketball team win its first state title in 1996.
During the weekend of January 10-11, 2014 (and maybe longer), he was back home in Greybull, watching his nephew Gabe, play for the Buffs JV team.
Listen as Keisel talks a little bit about his pro career, high school days and his love for the state of Wyoming,
Thank you to Kevin Koile for sending the article and interview our way!