No. 17 Horned Frogs open the 2012 campaign Saturday at 6 p.m. versus Grambling State
Maponga is a preseason All-Big 12 selection
Both shined on and off of the field
TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24
Johnson has started the last eight games at nose tackle
2012: Saw action in nine games, including back-to-back starts at Oklahoma State and West Virginia ... also had a sack for an eight-yard loss in the victory over the Mountaineers ... recorded season-high two tackles in win at Kansas.
2011: A second-team Freshman All-American by Yahoo! Sports ... named to the Rivals.com All-Mountain West Freshman Team ... appeared in 12 games, starting the last nine contests of the regular season ... ranked 13th on the Frogs' defense with 28 total tackles, including 15 solo stops ... placed third on the Frogs with his seven tackles for loss, including three sacks ... equaled a season-high with four tackles at Boise State, including a half sack ... also took part in sacks against Louisiana-Monroe and BYU ... added a fourth-quarter sack against Louisiana Tech in the Poinsettia Bowl ... contributed to a tackle for loss in six of the last seven games.
2010: Redshirted his first season on campus.
High School: Ranked by Rivals.com No. 4 in Texas and No. 31 in the nation among defensive tackles ... rated by Rivals as the No. 50 overall player in the state ... first-team All-State as a senior and the District 9-3A Most Valuable Player ... led Argyle with 25 tackles for loss, including six sacks ... totaled 102 stops his senior season ... named the District Defensive Lineman of the Year and honorable-mention All-State as a junior when he recorded 24 tackles for loss, including 12 sacks, as part of 77 stops ... chose TCU over UCLA, Stanford and Texas Tech.
Personal: Parents are David and Shannon Johnson ... his sister, Jessica, is a pole vaulter at Auburn ... major is film, television and digital media with a minor in art.