The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed first-round draft pick (11th overall) defensive tackle Dontari Poe.
Poe (6-3, 346) played in 35 games (30 starts) at Memphis from 2009 to 2011. The first of eight defensive linemen taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Poe tallied 101 tackles (57 solo), 5.0 sacks (-23.0 yards), 21.5 tackles for loss, eight pressures, four forced fumbles and four passes defensed for the Tigers.
He earned All-Conference USA recognition for three seasons and achieved All-America status in 2011.
The Memphis, TN, native attended Wooddale High School, where he was an all-state selection in football and a two-time 3A state champion throwing the shot put for the track and field team.
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