Found December 03, 2012 on Subway Domer:
  Manti Te'o wins the 2012 Butkus Award, for college football at least. Jaylon Smith won the high school version. — Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) December 3, 2012 Notre Dame is making a push to become a defensive powerhouse for a long, long time.
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