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Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o wins Lombardi Award

Notre Dame's Manti Te'o adds the Lombardi Trophy to his postseason haul

Posted on Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

HOUSTON — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the Lombardi Award on Wednesday 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.




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