TCU's Maponga heading to NFL
JAN 14, 2013 6:05p ET
The 6-2, 265-pound Maponga missed two games for TCU because of an injury but was still selected to the All Big 12 first team by the coaches and the second team by the Associated Press.
Maponga had 22 tackles and 2½ sacks for the Frogs.
Maponga started 12 games as a freshman and was an all-Mountain West Conference first teamer as a sophomore.
Despite the loss of Maponga, the Frogs appear to be loaded defensively. TCU will return nine of its 11 starters defensively. Maponga and departing senior Kenny Cain are the only players on the two-deep defensively who aren’t slated to return this fall.
Last week TCU receiver Josh Boyce, who has already graduated, made the decision to forgo his senior season for a shot at the NFL.