Te'o leads Irish defense, key to perfect season
Here are some numbers to consider as Manti Te'o heads into the Heisman Trophy ceremony this weekend.
His seven interceptions this season are the most ever by a Notre Dame linebacker and the most by any linebacker since 2006. He also has 103 tackles, four pass breakups and recovered two fumbles. He has never scored a touchdown, which would be unusual to say the least for a Heisman winner.
His coaches and teammates say the numbers alone don't define what Te'o has meant to the team. He is the heartbeat of the top-ranked Irish. He will find out Saturday night if he'll be the first Irish player to win since Tim Brown in 1987.
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