From NFL To Milton Schools: Local Groundskeeper Works His Turf Magic

Jul 9, 2019

If you're a big fan of football, there's a good chance you've seen the work of Lee Keller, who's left his mark on the last twenty Super Bowls. Not as a player or a coach, but as a groundskeeper.

Keller didn't rush or throw for any touchdowns, or even kick an extra point in any of those championship games. What he did do was help prepare the fields for those NFL title games for the players and officials who roamed them.   

Lee Keller at VPR's Colchester studio.
Credit Ric Cengeri / VPR

Keller is a groundskeeper for the Milton School District, with a resume that just happens to also include an impressive list of professional and international venues far from Vermont.

He started his career working the fields for the Kansas City Royals, and has gone on to join the grounds crew for the last twenty Super Bowls.

Listen to the full interview above to hear more from Keller about his work and where it's taken him.

Broadcast live on July 7, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.