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BYU football: For Cougars, Manti Te’o is the one who got away
BYU football » Star Notre Dame linebacker nearly chose BYU before opting for Fighting Irish.


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At a glance

Everybody’s All-American

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is a Hawaii native who nearly went to BYU before choosing the Fighting Irish. Some other Te’o tidbits:

» No. 4 on ESPN’s Heisman Watch List this week.

» Leads the Irish in tackles and fumble recoveries and is second in interceptions.

» Is a candidate for the Bednarik, Nagurski, Lombardi and Butkus Awards.

» Named a midseason All-America First-Teamer by SI.com, CBSSports.com, others.

» Will likely be first player to lead Notre Dame in tackles for three straight seasons since Bob Crable in 1979-81.

» Tenth player in Notre Dame history to record more than 300 tackles in his career, currently fourth in school history with 383.

BYU at Notre Dame

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