Carolina Panthers
Position
LB
 
Jersey
53
Name  Thomas Keiser
Born  3/28/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  261
College  Stanford
 
Notes:
Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 selection in both 2009 and 2010...Named a 2008 First Team Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and The Sporting News...Started all 13 games in 2010, compiling 38 total tackles, 23 solos, 9.5 TFLs and 4.5 sacks...Had arguably best season of career in 2009 with 47 total stops, including a team-high 15 TFLs, which also ranked third in the Pac-10...Talented and formidable pass rushing threat...Instinctive, yet disciplined competitor...Consistently maintains gap control...High motor...Sheds blockers consistently, employing superior leverage...Strings out plays to the sideline...Uses hands well to disengage blockers...Solid rip move...Average, not overpowering athlete...Restricted in pass coverage...Could have benefited from another year at Stanford to hone pass rushing skills.