Tribute to Vanderbilt's Rob Lohr

Sixteen Vanderbilt players make up the first senior class to ever play in two consecutive bowl games during their Commodore careers. Leading up to the Music City Bowl, VandyMania.com will look back on each senior's career. In this segment Rob Lohr is featured.

THE BASICS:

Rob Lohr

Hometown: Phoenixville, Pa.

High school: Phoenixville

Position: DT

HT: 6-4 WT: 290

Chose Vanderbilt over: Syracuse and Temple.

OVERVIEW:

Lohr is another of the list of Commodores who with the upcoming Music City Bowl will have been part of three Vandy teams to compete in bowls; that's half the bowls in the VU program's history. After redshirting during the 2008 season, Lohr jumped into the thick of things during his redshirt freshman season in 2009 finishing the season with 14 tackles. Since that season he has been a vital part of the Commodore defensive line. Lohr's durability has been important to the Commodores' success over the past two seasons. He's a player that rarely gets hurt so he's healthy and available to terrorize opposing team's quarterbacks.

BEST MOMENT:

October 29, 2011 versus Arkansas. In the third quarter, with Vanderbilt leading 21-17, Lohr sacks Hog quarterback Tyler Wilson for a 9-yard loss. It was a key play during a game in which Vandy came extremely close to defeating the No. 8 team in the country.

MEMORABLE QUOTE:

"..exhaustion from practice or a workout often deters one's inspiration or desire to engage in any sort of academic endeavor. So, we are faced with the daunting yet always reliable method of cramming. Cramming is by no means ideal, but it is an unfortunate reality for many student-athletes." Lohr in an interview for the official Vanderbilt University website.

HONORS:

2012 Preseason Third Team All-SEC (Coaches), Nagurski Award Watch List, Lombardi Award Watch List; 2011 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week; 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER STATS:

Game played in: 48
Tackles: 118
Tackles for loss: 32
Tackles for loss yardage: 112
Sacks: 11
Sacks yardage: 58
Passes broken up: 4
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 1

PHOTO GALLERY LINK: Click HERE

VIDEO HIGHLIGHT:




Rob Lohr and family on Senior Day (VM-Stan Jones)

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