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Senior linebacker Manti Te’o has elevated himself — while bringing the football program with him — to a higher tier in Notre Dame’s pantheon.
The House That Te'o Re-Built.
11-Time POTW / Co-Founder, Gringo Mafia
That's a great piece, Lou. In the role of Inspirational Leader, Manti was sent directly from Central Casting. No one has played it better.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
POTW 1/31/11 - 2/6/11
He really deserves a statue outside the stadium, I will say this every week till it happens.
5 Time POTW--Gringo Mafia Director of Guerrilla Warfare
"The Hawaiian Punch" deserves Heisman consideration. He is the heartbeat of our program right now.
My luck w/the Irish 18-6...GO IRISH!!!
I cant think of a player in 25 years that has me more in awe of him. That is a long list of greats. He would be at #1.
POTW 11/9 to 11/15/2010
Play like a champion today,
Manti Te'o does in every way.
May the grace of God be put in his hands,
Such is the hope of all Irish fans.
Let his way be lighted by the brightest light,
One from above with truth, honor, and might.
We wish him the best that we could give.
Play like a Champion today and happily live.
This post was edited by TX Irish on 9/24/2012 at 1:15 PM
As a father all I can say is what a credit you are to your family. As a father of a ND graduate and passionate fan all I can say is what a credit you are to ND and as a devout Catholic all I can say is what a credit you are to your faith.
First time POTW December 24th, 2012
5-Time POTW Winner, 4 time at BGI and 1 at 24/7
Great article on a great player and young man.
First time POTW for 4/18/2011-4/24/2011.
Gringo Mafia: The Girl. Director of Musical Activities and Group Hugs. POTW May 3-9 & Nov. 22-28, 2010
Excellent article, Lou. Manti Te'o makes me even more proud to be a Domer.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Pangborn86 on 9/24/2012 at 11:21 AM
The guy is gonna be missed huge....i'm grateful Ive been lucky to watch him play in person the last four years, including saturday night under the lights.....#5 is the man.
when Manti signed four years ago, people said that he was the recruit to turn things around. Little did they realize how much he would turn around. He will be missed more than any one can believe. Enjoy while you can.
Great article Lou....just great. I was at the Syracuse game, other than Tulsa back in 2010 I can't remember being more disappointed. Granted it has taken 5 years but it seems like we have turned this ship around so to speak.
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another" -- Charles Dickens
He is what everyone hopes their children will be as students, athletes, and people. He is Notre Dame and I'll be deeply saddened the day he leaves. This type of kid is one you wish could stay at your school forever. Enjoy him while you can Irish fans; we'll never see another like him.
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