Safety Ryan Keiser saw action in every game last season, serving as the holder on placements and playing on other special teams. With the departure of all four secondary starters, the athletic and instinctive Keiser is working hard to earn more playing time on defense, in addition to his role on special teams. He suffered an injury to his right knee during spring practice, but is expected to be 100 percent when preseason camp begins. Keiser owned a 3.17 grade-point average through the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Sophomore Season
Keiser saw action in every game, serving as the holder on placements and playing on other special teams. He made six tackles, led by three stops in the non-conference game against Eastern Michigan. Keiser played a total of 102 snaps, topped by 15 in the season opener against Indiana State.
2010 Freshman Season
Keiser was a three-year letterman and captain for Coach Dave Hess at Selinsgrove High School. He was named to the PA Football News Class AAA all-state first-team following his junior (defensive back) and senior (wide receiver) seasons. He also was named to the PA Sports Writers all-state first-team as a senior and was selected to play in the 2010 Big 33 Classic. Keiser earned multiple Player-of-the-Year honors, including All-Anthracite Conference. He caught 61 passes for 1,144 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, along with 167 return yards and a touchdown. Keiser finished his high school career with 2,425 receiving yards, 35 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also was a three-year letterman in basketball and four-year letterman in baseball, serving as team captain for both teams. On the diamond, Keiser was named Player-of-the-Year by the Heartland Conference and The Daily Item newspaper.
Full name is Ryan Benjamin Keiser. He is the son of Ben and Cathy Keiser and has a brother, Justin. He enjoys playing and watching sports, boating and spending time with friends. Keiser is interested in becoming a health or physical education teacher. Born June 24, 1991 in Selinsgrove, Pa.