His teammates aren't forgetting that.
I sure am gonna miss my uncle beard next season! I mean uncle Brett! A true class act and hell of a teammate @bkeisel99 will be missed!— Mike Adams (@Channel75live) March 10, 2015
Offensive tackle Mike Adams joined the team in Keisel's twilight years, and even though the two didn't share time in meeting rooms and generally would have only gone after each other in practice, the respect he has for him is obvious.
Same for Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who played with Keisel since Pouncey came into the league in 2010.
That's the kind of mark Keisel left on the team. For 13 years, through multiple different variations of beards, Keisel has been a bedrock - one of the last few remaining members of an excellent period of Steelers football.
One of Benstonium's best movie posters, it depicts a shadowy figure known just by his No. 99 jersey. Keisel operated without a spotlight - well, until he decided to grow a beard for an entire season and became the most popular player during media day before Super Bowl XLV. He can't be blamed for trying to stir up a little publicity.Titans. If Keisel gets one more year somewhere else, so be it.
When an all-time list is compiled of the great people in the #Steelers lockerroom, Brett Keisel is at or near the top. Great guy. True pro.— Alby Oxenreiter (@albyox) March 9, 2015