Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Notre Dame Heisman watch: Week 9
By Matt Fortuna
Manti Te'o, LB: The senior captain recorded 10 tackles in the Irish's 17-14 win over BYU, his third straight game with double-digit stops. He recorded his fourth interception of the season, tying him for the nation's lead among linebackers. As Notre Dame Director of Football Media Relations Brian Hardin points out, Te'o's six takeaways on the season are second in the nation to Fresno State's Phillip Thomas, and Te'o is the only player in the top 10 for both interceptions and fumble recoveries (two). His six takeaways are greater than six FBS schools' total and equal to four more.