Phoenixville grad signs with the Kansas City Chiefs

Rob Lohr, a Phoenixville graduate, recently signed as a rookie free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Former Phoenixville High and Vanderbilt University football star lineman Rob Lohr has signed as a rookie free agent with the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Lohr, a 6-foot-4, 290-pounder, was a three-year starter at Vanderbilt as a defensive tackle but had some nagging injuries during his senior season in 2012. He did start 38 consecutive games for Vanderbilt, which finished 9-4 in the Southeast Conference and won the 2012 Music City Bowl, the Commodores’ second straight bowl appearance.

The three-year starter totaled 30 tackles with 11 tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks during his senior season. He ranks among the all-time Vandy defensive tackles with 31.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

At Phoenixville under head coach Bill Furlong, Lohr starred as a defensive end and tight end and was selected as the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.