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Awards Aside, Te'o Fails to Show Up

US Presswire

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o closed out his career as the most decorated player in college football history.

The senior won the Lott Trophy, as well as the Maxwell Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Butkus Award, the Lombardi Award, and the Walter Camp Award. He placed second in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, tying Hugh Green for the highest-ever finish by a pure defender.

But in his team's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the 2013 BCS title game, he wasn't even the best linebacker on the field, much less the best player.

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