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    J.T. Mapu 99    
     
      J.T. Mapu
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kahuku, Hawaii

High School:
Kahuku

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 275

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Experience:
2L

Major:
Sociology

MAPU'S PERSONAL FILE

Full Name: Jonathan Scott Mapu

Born: April 16, 1984

Coach at Kahuku High School: Siuaki Livai

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 51/16

2007 - Games/Starts: 14/5 ... Appearance in SEC Championship contest against lSU was 50th career game played ... Starts this sason against Georgia, Mississippi State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Vanderbilt ... Recorded at least one tackle in every game except the Outback Bowl this season ... Multiple tackles against Southern Miss (2), Georgia (3), South Carolina (2), Vanderbilt (5) and LSU (2) ... Senior Day effort against Vanderbilt was best tackle total since career-high nine at Alabama in 2003, before he spent two years on church mission ... Forced and recovered fumble against Arkansas State ... Turned in third career sack in Georgia game ... Added shared tackle for loss against Vanderbilt.

2006 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Arrived in Knoxville for the beginning of preseason practice after serving two-year church mission in Texas and Louisiana ... Recorded one tackle against Air Force and Florida ... Had a season-high two tackles against Alabama ... Assisted on TFL at South Carolina ... Had one tackle against LSU ... Recorded one tackle at Arkansas.

2003 - Games/Started: 11/10 ... Returning in fall 2006 from two-year church mission in Houston ... Started final 11 games of 2003 at defensive tackle after moving over from end position ... Made first career start at Florida ... Recorded three tackles against South Carolina ... Four stops and one TFL at Auburn ... Played like veteran against Alabama, recording nine tackles that included two TFLs and one sack for loss of 7 yards ... Played exceptionally well during overtime periods vs. Tide ... Suffered hyperextended elbow during Duke game, but surprisingly returned to start Miami contest one week later ... Against Hurricanes, recovered fumble and returned it 7 yards ... Forced quarterback fumble versus Mississippi State ... Dedicated entire season to his older brother, Daniel, who was seriously injured Aug. 25, 2003, when struck by vehicle during anti-drug demonstration in Hawaii.

2002 - Games/Started: 12/0 ... Impact player at defensive end as he saw action in all 12 regular season games ... Finished the season with nine tackles ... Recorded three tackles against both Arkansas and South Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL - Received first-team All-America honors from Parade Magazine, PrepStar, SuperPrep, Borderwars.com and Max Emfinger ... Was named second-team All-America by Student Sports ... Ranked as the No. 3 defensive end and No. 33 overall prospect by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 12 defensive tackle prospect nationally by Borderwars.com ... Listed on The Sporting News Hot 101 ... Member of the PrepStar Dream Team and listed as the No. 4 defensive lineman in the West Region ... SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 30 prospect in the Far West and No. 2 in Hawaii ... A two-time All-State selection ... Helped lead Kahuku to back to back state titles as a junior and senior ... Named Hawaii's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Also stared for the basketball team at Kahuku ...

J.T. MAPU'S STATISTICS
DEFENSESACKS/TFL/INT/HIGH
YEARGUTATTTYDSYDSFFFRPDYDSTKLE
2002124590/00/00000/03-2x
2003121511262/114.5/171100/09-Ala
Totals241916352/114.5/171100/09-Ala

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