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Thomas Keiser
OLB #90
Height:
6-4
Weight:
260
College:
Stanford
Hometown:
Wexford, Pa.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 27 40 32 8 9 0 4 2 0 15 -- 9
2014 ARI 3 2 1 1 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 12 21 17 4 4.5 -- 2 1 0 6 6 6
2012 CAR 4 4 2 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 8 13 12 1 4 -- 1 1 0 9 9 9

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Bio

Keiser’s career took a giant leap forward in 2013. A former Carolina Panther, Keiser earned a job on the Chargers’ practice squad following a strong preseason, one that included a game in Arizona in which he racked up 2.5 sacks during a 24-7 win over the Cardinals. The Chargers brought Keiser up to the active roster in October when injuries took their toll on the team’s depth at linebacker. He went on to play in the Bolts’ final 12 games, including the first three starts of his career, and he recorded 4.5 sacks, third on the team, along with his first interception since 2011.

A native of Holidaysburg, Pa., Keiser is a workout fanatic. He spends a lot of time doing yoga to help his body recover from the rigors of football.

Keiser ascended to the NFL from Stanford University. As a student-athlete, he was a member of the Stanford Conservative Society, a group that provided venues for conservatives, libertarians, and moderates to meet, mingle, discuss their views, listen to prominent political leaders, and occasionally work on community service projects – such as their annual “Christmas Cards for Soldiers” event. A science, technology and society major, and Middle Eastern languages and culture minor with an interest in entrepreneurship and current events, Keiser served in a leadership capacity, acting as a vice president and financial officer for the group.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Carolina as undrafted rookie, July 30, 2011...waived Sept. 4...re-signed to Panthers’ practice squad, Sept. 6...signed to active roster, Nov. 8...waived May 13, 2013...signed with Chargers, May 17...Released Aug. 31, 2013...Signed to the practice squad Sep. 1, 2013...Signed to the active roster Oct. 1, 2013.

2012: Shared late fourth-quarter sack with Dwan Edwards in 35-27 win Sept. 16 vs. New Orleans...Oct. 21 vs. Dallas, suffered hyperextended left elbow...inactive next three games... placed on “Reserve-Injured” Nov. 14. 2011: Spent first eight weeks on practice squad...two sacks vs. Detroit’s Matthew Stafford Nov. 20 in just second NFL game...12-yard sack and interception off Josh Johnson that led to touchdown Dec. 4 at Tampa Bay...sack vs. Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman Dec. 24.

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2009...Sporting News first-team Freshman All-America and honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2008...played in 38 career games with 27 starts, totaling 109 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, interception, three forced fumbles and six passes defensed...redshirted in 2007...played at Stanford from 2008-10...science, technology and society major.

PERSONAL: Born in Holidaysburg, Pa....prepped at North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Pa.

Keiser’s career took a giant leap forward in 2013. A former Carolina Panther, Keiser earned a job on the Chargers’ practice squad following a strong preseason, one that included a game in Arizona in which he racked up 2.5 sacks during a 24-7 win over the Cardinals. The Chargers brought Keiser up to the active roster in October when injuries took their toll on the team’s depth at linebacker. He went on to play in the Bolts’ final 12 games, including the first three starts of his career, and he recorded 4.5 sacks, third on the team, along with his first interception since 2011.

A native of Holidaysburg, Pa., Keiser is a workout fanatic. He spends a lot of time doing yoga to help his body recover from the rigors of football.

Keiser ascended to the NFL from Stanford University. As a student-athlete, he was a member of the Stanford Conservative Society, a group that provided venues for conservatives, libertarians, and moderates to meet, mingle, discuss their views, listen to prominent political leaders, and occasionally work on community service projects – such as their annual “Christmas Cards for Soldiers” event. A science, technology and society major, and Middle Eastern languages and culture minor with an interest in entrepreneurship and current events, Keiser served in a leadership capacity, acting as a vice president and financial officer for the group.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Carolina as undrafted rookie, July 30, 2011...waived Sept. 4...re-signed to Panthers’ practice squad, Sept. 6...signed to active roster, Nov. 8...waived May 13, 2013...signed with Chargers, May 17...Released Aug. 31, 2013...Signed to the practice squad Sep. 1, 2013...Signed to the active roster Oct. 1, 2013.

2012: Shared late fourth-quarter sack with Dwan Edwards in 35-27 win Sept. 16 vs. New Orleans...Oct. 21 vs. Dallas, suffered hyperextended left elbow...inactive next three games... placed on “Reserve-Injured” Nov. 14. 2011: Spent first eight weeks on practice squad...two sacks vs. Detroit’s Matthew Stafford Nov. 20 in just second NFL game...12-yard sack and interception off Josh Johnson that led to touchdown Dec. 4 at Tampa Bay...sack vs. Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman Dec. 24.

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2009...Sporting News first-team Freshman All-America and honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2008...played in 38 career games with 27 starts, totaling 109 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, interception, three forced fumbles and six passes defensed...redshirted in 2007...played at Stanford from 2008-10...science, technology and society major.

PERSONAL: Born in Holidaysburg, Pa....prepped at North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Pa.

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