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Foltz and Maponga on Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

From TCU Media Relations:

TCU offensive guard Blaize Foltz and defensive end Stansly Maponga appear on the watch list for the 2012 Rotary Lombardi Award, presented to college football's top lineman or linebacker.

The Horned Frogs have had a Rotary Lombardi Award finalist in two of the last three seasons (Jerry Hughes, 2009; Jake Kirkpatrick, 2010).

Maponga has also been named to watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award, both presented to the nation's top defensive player. Foltz is on the watch list for the Outland Tropy, given to the nation's best lineman.

Foltz was a first-team all-conference selection last season. With his bench press of 580 pounds and squat of 800 pounds, Foltz was named to "The Freak List: The 10 craziest athletes in college football" by Bruce Feldman of

Maponga was one of four players nationally last season to rank in the top 10 in forced fumbles (five) and top 20 in sacks (nine). He topped TCU in tackles for loss (13 1/2), sacks (nine), forced fumbles (five) and fumble recoveries (two).