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A daily look at Super Bowl participants with Utah ties: Brett Keisel

Pittsburgh's Brett Keisel, a BYU alum, celebrates after the Steelers beat the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game.
Pittsburgh's Brett Keisel, a BYU alum, celebrates after the Steelers beat the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game.
David Zalubowski, Associated Press

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Pro experience: Fourth NFL season, all with Pittsburgh

Ht: 6-5

Weight: 285

Acquired: Drafted by Steelers in seventh round (242nd overall) of 2002 NFL Draft

College: BYU (1998, 2000-01); Snow College (1999)

Hometown: Greybull, Wyo.

How he got there: In his fourth year with the Steelers, Keisel has become a regular on the defensive line and is listed by the team as "a top special-teams player." He appeared in all 16 regular-season games in 2005 and all three playoff games as a reserve defensive end. He saved one of his best performances for the AFC championship game in Denver. Keisel recorded four tackles and two sacks in the 34-17 victory that punched the Steelers' Super Bowl ticket. The former Cougar all-MWC lineman helped seal the game for Pittsburgh with a fourth-quarter sack and forced fumble of Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer. The Steelers recovered the ball at their own 17-yard line, putting the game out of reach. Keisel's season totals include 17 tackles and three sacks.