Te'o improves speed at Notre Dame pro day
POSTED: 08:57 a.m. HST, Mar 26, 2013
Former Notre Dame All-American Manti Te'o much improved his 40-yard dash time today in front of NFL scouts, and is credited with a 4.69 clocking, according to a school spokesman.
It came in the school's indoor practice facility during Notre Dame's annual pro day in South Bend, Ind.
Afterward, Te'o told ESPN.com, "I think I did pretty good. I felt good out there."
Te'o, a North Shore native, had a disappointing 4.82 40 time last month at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Today, the 6-foot, 1-inch, 241-pound linebacker was timed between 4.71 and 4.75 on two tries by ESPN.
"He seemed happy with what he'd done," said a Notre Dame spokesman.
School officials said Te'o is scheduled to visit several teams for interviews before the April 25-27 draft in New York.
The NFL Network reported Te'o has turned down an invitation to attend the draft at the Radio City Music Hall.Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device.