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Keisel is Digest Player of Week

Posted Oct 16, 2011

BRETT KEISEL
Defensive End

When the Jaguars got the ball one last time in a 17-13 game, there was 1:01 to play and the ball was on the Jacksonville 23-yard line. The Steelers needed someone on defense to make a play, and Brett Keisel stepped up and dumped Blaine Gabbert for a 10-yard loss. Five plays later, the game was over after an attempted Hail Mary by Gabbert that had no chance. That sack concluded an afternoon for Keisel in which he had two sacks, six tackles, including two for loss, and a pass defensed.

Keisel is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Rashard Mendenhall, who rushed for 146 yards on 23 carries, and scored the team’s first touchdown on an 8-yard run; James Farrior, who led the team with 11 tackles and added one of the team’s five sacks; LaMarr Woodley, who had eight tackles, including three for loss, and two sacks; and Mike Wallace, who caught two passes for 76 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown.