Manti Te'o

Date of Birth
Jan. 25, 1991
Notre Dame
241 lbs


Manti Te’o is a middle linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. He was a four-year starter at the University of Notre Dame and won the 2012 Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defensive player.

Early Years

Te’o was born on January 21, 1991 in Laie, HI and played running back and linebacker at Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. He received all-state honors and was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Hawaii after totaling 90 tackles and five sacks for Punahou. He put together another impressive season as a senior in 2008, leading his school to its first-ever state title and winning his second straight Gatorade Player of the Year Award. His 129 tackle, 11.0 sack campaign placed him among the top recruits in his class, and he received over 30 scholarship offers. On National Signing Day, he co...

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