Kiewel went on to become a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and an honorable mention Associated Press All-American as a senior with the Arizona Wildcats and then played for the Arizona Wranglers in the USFL and Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. Kiewel was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection as a junior in 1981, the same year he received the Wildcats' Most Valuable Offensive Player award. The 6-foot 4-inch, 254-pound offensive lineman was inducted into the Sabino Hall of Fame in 2012.