Te'o named first-team AFCA All-American

November, 28, 2012
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Manti Te'o was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American team on Wednesday.

Te'o is the Irish's first AFCA All-American since 2009, when receiver Golden Tate made the team. He is the first Irish defensive player to make the team since 2002, when cornerback Shane Walton achieved the honor. And he is the first Irish linebacker to make the team since 1988, when Michael Stonebreaker accomplished the feat for the school's last national title team.

Familiar faces on this year's team include USC's Marqise Lee and Stanford's Zach Ertz and David Yankey.

Wisconsin's Montee Ball and Georgia's Jarvis Jones are the only repeat selections from last year's team.

Matt Fortuna | email

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