Maponga On Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
Aug. 9, 2011
CHICAGO -- TCU's Stansly Maponga is included on the watch list for the 2011 Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the nation's top defensive end.
Two-time Horned Frog All-American Jerry Hughes was the 2009 recipient.
The award is named after Ted Hendricks, a College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame member. Playing defensive end at Miami (Fla.), Hendricks became college football's first three-time first-team All-American. His professional career spanned 15 years and 215 consecutive games. It included four Super Bowl victories and eight Pro Bowls.
Maponga was an All-Mountain West Conference selection and Freshman All-American in 2010 as he replaced Hughes at left end. He placed second on the defensive front with 32 tackles. He totaled three stops for loss, including 2 1/2 sacks.
A native of Carrollton, Texas, Maponga had a season-best five tackles against SMU and Air Force. He recorded three stops in TCU's 21-19 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.