Competition strong at the position
Maponga is a preseason All-Big 12 selection
TCU vs. Texas Tech 10/25/14
Texas Tech vs. #10 Football; photos by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
TCU traveled to Waco to take on nationally-ranked Baylor Saturday.
TCU vs. Oklahoma Photos by Michael Clements
2013: Saw action in all 12 games ... made starts against Southeastern Louisiana, SMU and Texas.
2012: Played in 11 games, providing depth at tight end ... used primarily as a blocker, did not record a catch.
2011: Appeared in two games, seeing action against New Mexico and BYU ... did not make a tackle.
2010: Redshirted his first season on campus.
High School: A first-team All-District 5-4A selection as a senior ... totaled 28 tackles for loss, including eight sacks, among 72 stops ... named to the second-team all-district squad his junior year ... recorded eight sacks among 82 tackles ... also played basketball for Little Elm ... picked TCU over SMU and Colorado State.
Personal: Parents are Clifton Murphy and Carmen and Henry Best ... major is sociology.