Kent native Tyler Lohr given Roy Seitz Award at BW

Record-Courier staff report Published:

Record-Courier staff report

Kent Roosevelt High School graduate and former athletic standout Tyler Lohr recently was awarded the Roy Seitz Yellow Jacket Award.

The honor, which is given to the Baldwin Wallace student-athlete that displays a strong work ethic and has overcome an obstacle in life to be a successful team member, while also displaying strong leadership characteristics.

Lohr, a 5-foot-8, 210-pound running back who lettered three years for the Yellow Jackets' football team, finished his senior season with 412 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns.

He was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes in 2005 at the age of 14. Lohr went on to be named First Team All-Metro Division in the Portage Trail Conference and Second Team All-Northeast Inland District for the Rough Riders. He tied a school record in 2006 for single-season interceptions with seven.

The Seitz award is named in honor of Roy Seitz, who graduated from BW in 1943 and was a longtime music education teacher in the Berea City School District. He became close friends with Dr. Lee Tressel, the Yellow Jackets' football coach and athletic director from 1957-80. Seitz, who was known for his signature bow-tie, also served as the scoreboard operator and public address announcer at Ray Watts Stadium, then later at George Finnie Stadium for 56 years.

Seitz remains a part of the BW football family, speaking to the team each year on the first day of practice and attends every home game.

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