Manti Te’o is every bit of the “Notre Dame Man” that Irish fans always speak of. A world-class individual, Manti has always been known for his gracious and humble attitude, his hard work in the classroom as well as on the field, and his tremendous leadership abilities. Manti was a Preseason First Team All-American, and is a legitimate Heisman candidate on the defensive side of the ball. He has been named one of the four team captains for the 2012 season, but there is no doubt that he is the true heart and soul of the Fighting Irish.
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