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Ryan Keiser
Ryan  Keiser

Selinsgrove, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 208



H.S. Coach:
Dave Hess


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PSU-UMD Postgame Quotes - PSU Offensive Players


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Penn State Football - Postgame Notes at Rutgers (Piscataway, N.J. - Highpoint Solutions Stadium) - Sept. 6, 2014

Penn State Defeat Rutgers, 13-10


Blue Squad Topples White, 37-0 in 
Front of 72,000

Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue defeats White on 70 degree day in Beaver Stadium


Penn State vs. Michigan State (Athletics)

Penn State vs. Michigan State - 11/29/14


Penn State Football vs. Akron - 9/6/14

The Nittany Lions opened the home portion of their 2014 schedule against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium Sept. 6, 2014.


Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)

Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)


Penn State Football vs. Illinois 11/2

Penn State Football vs. Illinois


USATSI Gallery: Penn State vs. Kent State - 09/21/13

USATSI Gallery: Penn State vs. Kent State - 09/21/13

2014 (Senior Season)
Elected a co-captain prior to the season. Made 11 career starts, including the last 10 games through Michigan. Was third on the squad with 25 tackles (17 solo) prior to suffering a season-ending injury in practice the week of the Ohio State game. Made one interception and two pass break-ups. Also served as the holder on all placements. Played in 42 of a possible 43 career games. Selected Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® and was on the Academic All-America® ballot. Honored as the Penn State's Big Ten Sportsmanship award winner. Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the third time in his career. Is among the 17 Nittany Lions who have graduated and is the squad's lone married player. Tied his career-high with seven stops vs. UCF, which ranked second-highest on the team. Made four stops in the win over Akron. Grabbed his first interception of the season on Rutgers' final drive to seal the 13-10 win in the Big Ten opener. Was his fourth career interception and third game-clinching pick (Illinois & at Wisconsin in 2013). Had three solo tackles and a pass break-up against the Scarlet Knights. Helped hold Rutgers to no points, three first downs and 95 yards in the second half and record five interceptions in the game. Collected three tackles and a pass break-up in the 48-7 win over UMass. Helped hold UMass to three rushing yards, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since Notre Dame had zero rushing yards in 2007. Registered six tackles against Northwestern. Logged two tackles at Michigan to lead a defensive unit that held the Wolverines to a Penn State opponent season-low 192 passing yards, tying their effort at Rutgers. Was injured in practice the week of the Ohio State game and missed the rest of the season.


2013 (Junior Season)
Keiser was a fixture in the secondary and on special teams, appearing in 11 games with five starts. He was eighth on the squad with 38 tackles (26 solo), was tied for the team lead with three interceptions and tied for second with eight pass breakups. He added 2.0 tackles for loss and one sack. Keiser made two tackles and delivered a five-yard rush on a fake field goal to pick up a first down that led to a field goal in the 23-17 season-opening win over Syracuse. He made two stops against Eastern Michigan and had two tackles and a pass breakup in the UCF game. Keiser delivered an outstanding effort in the 34-0 win over Kent State with four tackles, a personal-best three pass breakups and the first interception and first sack of his career. He suffered a hand injury against Kent State and did not play at Indiana, missing the first game of his career. Keiser returned to make his first career start against No. 18 Michigan and made two tackles in the thrilling four-overtime win. Keiser cemented the victory over Illinois by alertly grabbing a pass tipped by Adrian Amos for a game-ending interception in the end zone to give the Nittany Lions a 24-17 win. The play ranked No. 6 on the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 for Nov. 2. The interception was his second of the season and he added a tackle for loss in the win over the Illini. Keiser made a career-best seven tackles (six solo) at Minnesota in his second career start. He matched his personal-best in the next game with seven tackles in the 45-21 victory over Purdue. In the home-finale against Nebraska, he recorded four tackles (three solo) and added one pass breakup. Keiser came up big for the Nittany Lions in the season-finale at No. 14 Wisconsin, making five tackles (four solo), breaking up two passes and grabbing an interception in the end zone on the Badgers' final play from scrimmage to seal the 31-24 win. The pick was his third of the season, tied for the team lead. Keiser earned his second Academic All-Big Ten honor.

2012 (Sophomore Season)
Keiser saw action in every game for the second consecutive year, serving as the holder on all 62 placements. He also played on other special teams and defense. He made five tackles, led by three stops in the win over Indiana. Keiser also had hits in the victories at Illinois and Purdue. Keiser earned Dean's List recognition after posting a 3.76 grade-point average during the fall semester. He was selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman 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 win over Eastern Michigan. Keiser played a total of 102 snaps, topped by 15 in the victory over Indiana State.

2010 (True Freshman Season)
Redshirt season.

High School
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 Pennsylvania 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 a kinesiology major and is interested in becoming a health or physical education teacher. Born June 24, 1991 in Selinsgrove, Pa.


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