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  Thomas Keiser
Thomas Keiser

Player Profile

Wexford, PA

High School:
North Allegheny HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 244




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AT STANFORD: Talented junior who gives Stanford a formidable pass-rushing threat from the rush linebacker's position...has 15.0 career sacks in 25 career games...named to the preseason watch list for the Nagurski Trophy, given to the top defensive player in the country...also named to the preseason watch list for the Ronnie Lott Award...burst onto the scene in 2008 to earn first team freshman All-America honors by various publications.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...started all 13 games at defensive end...had 47 tackles overall, including a team-high 15.0 tackles-for-loss, which ranked tied for third in the Pac-10...finished tied for fourth in the Pac-10 with 9.0 sacks for a loss of 70 yards...finished with five tackles in the season opener at Washington State, including a personal-best 3.5 tackles-for-loss...had a career-best three sacks against San Jose State among his six total tackles...became the first Cardinal player to register three sacks in a game since Julian Jenkins vs. UCLA in 2005...had a season-high seven tackles against Cal...finished with five total tackles, including two solo stops vs. Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl...added to the midseason watch list for the Hendricks Award, which honors the top defensive end in college football.

2008 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Made significant contributions on the defensive line...earned first team freshman All-America honors by the Football Writers Association of America and The Sporting News...tabbed second team freshman All-America honors by CollegeFootballNews.com...Pac-10 Conference honorable mention selection...played in all 12 games and made his first career start at Notre Dame...tallied 24 total tackles, including 17 solo, and two pass breakups...key contributor to Stanford's pass rush that finished fourth in the Pac-10 in sacks per game...finished with a team-high 6.0 sacks and placed 10th in the Pac-10 averaging 0.50 sacks per game...logged a trio of 2.0-sack games against San Jose State, UCLA and Washington State...recorded his first career 2.0-sack game on back-to-back plays against San Jose State...also tied for third on the conference with three (0.25 per game) forced fumbles.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top recruits in the state of Pennsylvania at North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Pa....PrepStar All-East selection...was ranked as the third-best defensive lineman in the state, the 49th-best overall prospect in the state and among the top 100 defensive ends in the nation by Scout.com...three-year starter and two-time all-conference selection...two-year track letterwinner who competed in the shot put, discus, 100m and 4x100... majoring in science, technology and society.

Career Highs
7 vs. California, Nov. 21, 2009
Tackles for Loss: 3.5 at Washington State, Sept. 5, 2009
Sacks: 3.0 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 19, 2009
Interceptions: None

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