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Te'o adds Lombardi Award to his trophy case

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:30 p.m. HST, Dec 05, 2012

HOUSTON >> Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the Lombardi Award today as college football’s best lineman or linebacker.

Te’o, also a Heisman Trophy finalist, had 103 tackles and seven interceptions this year to help the undefeated Fighting Irish reach the BCS championship game against Alabama.

Te’o edged Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for the award presented by the Rotary Club of Houston.

On Monday, Te’o won the Dick Butkus Award as the best linebacker, and the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player.

Te'o was born and raised in Hawaii and is a 2009 graduate of Punahou School.

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64hoo wrote:
with all those awards its looks like his chances for winning the heisman trophy is slim to none. i hope i am wrong. but i don't think anyone winning al those awards has never won the heisman
on December 5,2012 | 05:08PM
oceansoul47 wrote:
He is taking all the swag. All they gotta do is put a lei on the Heisman trophy for the icing on the cake
on December 5,2012 | 05:12PM
alohachef wrote:
Butkus Award, Nagurski Award, Lombardi Award.....Next stop, HEISMAN! Well deserved awards for a outstanding athlete and person. Faith and family has been his rock this whole season. Manti will be an NFL team's number one draft choice not only because of his athleticism, but because of his strong faith and values. Congratulations Manti. Also, congratulations to the Te'os and Santiago's for instilling the all the values that Manti displays on and off the field. This is truly a BLESSED season.
on December 5,2012 | 05:54PM
Halemaumau wrote:
Good luck Manti Te'o!
on December 5,2012 | 08:14PM
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