Originally written on College Football Section  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the Lombardi Award given to the nation’s best lineman or linebacker, but even though Te’o is out collecting awards he is still thinking about the BCS title game. ”It’s the big dance,” Te’o said about the title game. ”It is something that you dream about when you are little and for me to be in that game and playing against a real good Alabama team, it will be a perfect end to this chapter in my life.” Te’o finished ahead of an all SEC line-up: Alabama lineman Barrett Jones, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Te’o is a great linebacker and an even better person. The tragedies he’s endured have been well documented and when you read them you’ll realize just how outstanding a person Te’o is. Te’o and the Irish have a little while to prepare for the Alabama Crimson Tide, but if the rest of the Notre Dame defense plays up to Te’o's standards, the Tide could be in for a tougher game than they may be expecting. Te’o will also be in New York this weekend for the Heisman Trophy presentation where he is one of 3 finalist invited along with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein. ”It’s special for me because I get to represent Notre Dame and represent my family on the national stage, and so, I am just very excited,” Te’o said. ”I am very excited to get to know those other two guys.” While Manziel is the front-runner to win the award, Collin Klein may take enough votes away from him to allow Te’o a very good shot at the award. Related Posts Week 9: Heisman frontrunners Number 1 Alabama goes down to Johnny Football and the Aggies Week 4: Top 5 college games to watch

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