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Texas State redshirt senior LB Mike Orakpo will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL and MCL.

Former Longhorn Brian Orakpo's little brother suffered the injury in last weekend’s loss to Navy. TSU head coach Dennis Franchione described it as "not a pretty sight to see." Michael Orakpo's collegiate career is now over, as he won't be eligible to apply for a sixth season of eligibility. It'll be interesting to see if he garners interest in the draft, as Orakpo is an underperforming freak of an athlete. At 230-plus pounds, he benches 565 pounds, has a vertical of 41.5 inches, and runs a low 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.
Sep 18 - 7:37 PM

Texas State Senior LB Mike Orakpo's freakish abilities are "almost unheard of," according to Fox Sports' columnist Bruce Feldman.

"For a 233-pound guy to bench 565 is amazing. For him to do that and also be able to vertical 41.5 inches and clock a low 4.5 40 is almost unheard of," Feldman wrote. The freakish abilities run in the family, as Orakpo, like his older brother Brian (All-Freak 2008 Team), have both made Feldmans' All-Freak Teams now. Texas State defensive coordinator John Thompson notes that Orakpo's rare combination of strength and agility remind him of Alabama great Derrick Thomas(Thompson happened to be Thomas' LB coach when he coached for the Crimson Tide.)
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 9 - 1:06 PM

Texas State DT David "D.J." Yendrey ran a 4.85 second forty against the wind and 4.79 with the wind at Texas State’s pro day Wednesday.

The undersized 6-foot-2 3/4, 274-pounder was not at the combine, so this was his first chance to impress scouts. Eighteen teams showed as Yendrey logged a 33-inch vertical, a 9-4 broad jump, a 4.44 second short shuttle, a 7.14 second three-cone and 29 reps on the bench. Yendrey transferred over from TCU after a drug bust that involved multiple members of the Horned Frogs football program.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 3:47 PM

One NFL scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler to keep an eye on Texas State senior DT D.J. Yendrey.

Specifically, the scout said to file the name in your brain. Yendrey is a former TCU prospect but was a part of the drug bust that involved multiple members of the Horned Frogs football program. He is a bit thin for an interior spot, but keep Yendrey in mind throughout the draft season.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:16:00 PM

Junior LB Mike Orakpo, brother of Brian, is transferring to Baylor after being dismissed from the Colorado State football team.

Orakpo was one of three players dismissed after being charged with disorderly conduct in April following an off-campus brawl. The 6'0/225 pound linebacker played in all 24 games and started 11 as a freshman and sophomore after greyshirting his first season due to the lack of school scholarships. In that span, Orakpo recorded 124 tackles and two sacks. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2012 season due to transfer requirements.
Source: Coloradoan
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 02:11:00 PM

Tyler Arndt made his case for being the Bobcats' starting quarterback with a nice spring game.

Arndt and Shaun Rutherford have gone back and forth as the Bobcats’ starting quarterback the past couple seasons. With Rutherford (knee) injured for the spring game, Arndt had an opportunity to shine – and he did. Former TCU and Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione, in his second year with the San Marcos-based school, considers both quarterbacks to be starters. In other words, fall practice will determine who opens the season as the No. 1. Arndt, who will be a junior, was limited most of last season due a knee injury. He has thrown for 1,940 yards and 12/10 in 15 career games with Texas State. After a transitional 2011, Texas State will be a full-fledged FBS member in 2012 and play in the WAC.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 01:19:00 PM


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