NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame junior linebacker Manti Te’o will return for his senior season, Te’o announced Sunday night at the Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet in Newport Beach, Calif.
The 6-2, 255-pounder was a finalist for the Butkus Award and Lott Trophy in 2011 and earlier this week was named to the Walter Camp All-America second team. A design major, Te’o was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America second team this week.
Te’o leads the Irish with 115 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four and a half sacks. His 311 career tackles rank eighth in Notre Dame history.