The Phoenix Reporter and Item (http://www.phoenixvillenews.com)

Phoenixville grad signs with the Kansas City Chiefs


By Barry Sankey, Phoenixville Reporter Item

Monday, April 29, 2013

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.