Originally written on Thacover2  |  Last updated 10/21/14

DENVER - AUGUST 29: Defensive end Brett Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers prepares to defend against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 34-17. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel probably will go down as having one of the dopest beards in all of sports let alone beard history. Keisel has allowed his beard to grow for years, but recently cut it off to be a part of the “Sheer Da Beard” promotion to benefit the cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC. Keisel spoke about why he shaved and what the cause means to him on the Steelers official website.  “This is what makes Pittsburgh special.” “It’s awesome to see Pittsburgh come out again in such droves to support such a great cause. They have grasped on to this idea and really made it what it is today. If the fans didn’t respond to it the way they did, I wouldn’t do it. “Obviously I enjoy the beard, but knowing at the end of every season how much good it can do, how much help it can create for these kids is special. Going there and seeing them and how brave and strong they are fills me with pride knowing something good is coming from this mane of mine.” Keise
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