Former Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel sheds beard for good cause

Alex Butler

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Although he might misplace many objects inside of his massive beard, one thing former Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel hasn't lost is humility.

For the sixth consecutive year, Keisel said goodbye to his thick and luscious chin chum.


Keisel hosted the annual Shear Da Beard event Thursday at Jergel's Rhythm Grille. Proceeds from the event go to cancer programs at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC.

Current and former athletes including: Cam Heyward, Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller, James Harrison, Jerame Tuman, Shaun Suisham, Neil Walker, Maurkice Pouncey, Chris Hoke, Aaron Smith, Greg Warren, Matt Spaeth, Charlie Batch and Kelvin Beachum attended the event.

Keisel, 37, had 30 sacks and 254 tackles in 156 career games for the Steelers. He also won the Super Bowl twice with Pittsburgh.

Thanks to everyone who made it to #ShearDaBeard! You are making a difference!View news and lots of photos:...


Posted by Brett Keisel on Friday, February 12, 2016

Last year the event raised more than $6,700 for the Children's Hospital's division of hematology/oncology, {link:according to : "" target="_blank" title="TribLive on Keisel"}

Anyone recognize this freshly shaved guy with James Harrison?Photo: James Harrison

Posted by Brett Keisel on Thursday, February 11, 2016

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