For the Legend of Te'o, Awards Don't Matter

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For the Legend of Te'o, Awards Don't Matter
Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Whether or not Manti Te’o ends up a Heisman Trophy candidate is hardly the point. But you can’t blame many of us looking for ways to quantify the senior linebacker’s greatness, both on and off the field. At a position where stats only tell part of the story of a player’s dominance, midseason All-American nominations, Sports Illustrated covers, and glowing national columnists profiling the Hawaiian leader of the Irish don’t necessarily miss the point, but they largely don’t do Te’o justice either...

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