We recently put together a Top 10 list of the most important players on the 2012 Notre Dame roster. Those players will be key to a successful Notre Dame season and will play a big part as the Irish take on one of the more difficult schedules in recent memory.
One of the top players heading into the year is linebacker Manti Te'o. He has led the team in tackles the last two seasons, is one of the more experienced players on the roster and is a leader on and off the field for this defense.
He has without question proved his worth over the years, but is he an all-time great for a program that has produced countless remarkable football players?
With Te'o preparing for his senior season, here is where he ranks right now among the top 20 defensive players of all-time for Notre Dame.