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Thomas Keiser
DE #98
Height:
6-4
Weight:
260
College:
Stanford
Hometown:
Wexford, Penn.
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 24 38 31 7 9 0 3 2 0 15 -- 9
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

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (5/13/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left elbow by Carolina (11/14/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (11/8/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/6/11)...Waived by Carolina (9/4/11)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (12/0); 2012 (4/0); 2011 (8/0).

2012
Played in four games and was inactive for five games for Carolina...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left elbow (11/14)...Posted two tackles, 0.5 sacks and one quarterback pressure...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Combined with defensive tackle Dwan Edwards to sack Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a two-yard loss...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Suffered a hyperextended left elbow, causing him to miss the next three games and be placed on injured reserve (11/14).

2011
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30)...Played in eight games after spending the first eight games on the Panthers' practice squad...Tied for second on the team with four sacks to go along with one quarterback pressure...Logged nine tackles and one interception...Responsible for one special teams tackle...At Detroit (11/20): In just second NFL game, corralled first two career sacks - dropping Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for losses of five yards and four yards...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Took down Buccaneers quarterback Josh Johnson for a 12-yard sack...Snared a wobbly Johnson pass at Carolina's 30-yard line on Tampa Bay's opening second-half possession for first career interception to set up a touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Sacked Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a four-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games with 27 starts at Stanford...Lined up at defensive end during first two years before switching to rush linebacker in 3-4 defensive alignment for final season...Totaled 109 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and six passes defensed...Entered NFL following junior campaign...2010 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Collected 38 tackles with 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception and three passes defensed...2009 (So.): All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention...Started 13 games...Led the Cardinal with nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss to go along with 47 tackles and one pass defensed...2008 (Fr.): First-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News...All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention...Played in 12 games with one start...Ranked first on the team with six sacks in addition to posting 24 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended North Allegheny HS in Wexford, Penn....Majored in science, technology and society at Stanford.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (5/13/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left elbow by Carolina (11/14/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (11/8/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/6/11)...Waived by Carolina (9/4/11)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (12/0); 2012 (4/0); 2011 (8/0).

2012
Played in four games and was inactive for five games for Carolina...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left elbow (11/14)...Posted two tackles, 0.5 sacks and one quarterback pressure...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Combined with defensive tackle Dwan Edwards to sack Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a two-yard loss...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Suffered a hyperextended left elbow, causing him to miss the next three games and be placed on injured reserve (11/14).

2011
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (7/30)...Played in eight games after spending the first eight games on the Panthers' practice squad...Tied for second on the team with four sacks to go along with one quarterback pressure...Logged nine tackles and one interception...Responsible for one special teams tackle...At Detroit (11/20): In just second NFL game, corralled first two career sacks - dropping Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for losses of five yards and four yards...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Took down Buccaneers quarterback Josh Johnson for a 12-yard sack...Snared a wobbly Johnson pass at Carolina's 30-yard line on Tampa Bay's opening second-half possession for first career interception to set up a touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Sacked Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a four-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games with 27 starts at Stanford...Lined up at defensive end during first two years before switching to rush linebacker in 3-4 defensive alignment for final season...Totaled 109 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and six passes defensed...Entered NFL following junior campaign...2010 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Collected 38 tackles with 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception and three passes defensed...2009 (So.): All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention...Started 13 games...Led the Cardinal with nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss to go along with 47 tackles and one pass defensed...2008 (Fr.): First-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News...All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention...Played in 12 games with one start...Ranked first on the team with six sacks in addition to posting 24 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended North Allegheny HS in Wexford, Penn....Majored in science, technology and society at Stanford.

 

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