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Manti Te'o

Manti Te'o

50
ILB
Height: 
6-1

Weight:

241

Age

25
Notre Dame
3 Years Pro

2015 Season

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Perhaps the most renowned figure in the 2013 NFL Draft, Te’o quietly produced a solid first year in San Diego and the future looks bright for the former Heisman Trophy finalist.

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Manti Te’o turned in a dominating performance during the final month of the 2014 season and looks to continue that production in 2015.

In the final month of the 2014 season, Te’o recorded 42 tackles, including 29 in the last two games versus San Francisco and Kansas City. He also collected the first interception and first sack of his career. Te’o’s end of the year tackle total (68) tied for fourth on the team.

Te’o was perhaps the most renowned figure in the 2013 NFL Draft. In order to bring him to San Diego, the Chargers made a trade with Arizona, moving up seven spots in the second round to select him with the 38th overall pick. Te’o was the runner-up to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in voting for the 2012 Heisman Trophy. At Notre Dame, he captured a host of national awards after leading the Irish to an undefeated 2011 regular season and a meeting with Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. Te’o led the Irish in tackles and he was third in the nation with seven interceptions. His award haul included the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Maxwell Award, the Lombardi Trophy, the Bednarik Award, the Nagurski Award, the Butkus Award, the Lott Trophy and the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP Award. A team captain, Te’o was also a consensus All-America on the football field and inside the classroom.

A native of Laie, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, Te’o burst onto the national scene in 2010 when he led the Irish with 133 tackles as a sophomore. Awards began to pour in a year later after a team-leading 128-tackle junior season that included a career-high five sacks. Teo’s seven interceptions in 2012 set a Notre Dame record for linebackers and they were the most by a linebacker in the NCAA since 2000.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Second-round pick by Chargers (38), April 26, 2013...signed May 13.

2014: Injured foot Sept. 21 at Buffalo...inactive next six games (foot)...returned Nov. 16 vs. Oakland...first career interception off Tom Brady Dec. 7 vs. New England on NBC’s Sunday Night Football...team-high 14 tackles in 38-35 overtime win at San Francisco Dec. 20...team and season-high 15 stops Dec. 28 at Kansas City.

2013: Inactive Weeks 1-3 (foot)...NFL debut Sept. 29 vs. Dallas...season-high 11 tackles, including one for loss, in Dec. 29 playoff-clinching season finale vs. Kansas City...tied for second on squad with 13 tackles in playoffs.

COLLEGE: Consensus first-team All-America as senior and second-team as junior...two-time Capital One Academic All-America...National Scholar-Athlete by National Football Foundation as senior...19 career Player of Week awards, including seven FBS Independent Defensive Player of Week Awards, five Lott IMPACT Player of Week Awards and four College Football Performance Awards...Notre Dame Rockne Student-Athlete of Year as junior...finished career with 437 total tackles (third in school history), 34 tackles for loss (11th), 8.5 sacks, seven interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...played at Notre Dame from 2009-12...graphic design degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Laie, Hawaii...USA Today Defensive Player of Year and Sporting News High School Athlete of Year as senior 2008 at Punahou High School in Laie, Hawaii...led school to first-ever state title as senior...invited to 2009 Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Fla. and Hawaii Prep Classic, featuring all-stars from U.S. mainland vs. Hawaiian all-stars...first-ever recipient of Butkus Award as top prep linebacker in country...Hawaii’s Gatorade Player of Year in 2007 and ’08...2007 Defensive Player of Year and first-team all-state by Honolulu Star-Bulletin and two-time first-team all-state and conference defensive player of year by Honolulu Advertiser.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2015SD12128363200.5-21---01-
2014SD1066039211-31---00-
2013SD13136141200-4-----0-
TOTAL204143611.5092---010

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@DENL 20-279720-0-----1-
16@OAKL 20-236600-0-----0-
15MIAW 30-147700-0-----0-
14@KCL 3-104310-0-----0-
13DENL 3-176420-0-----0-
12@JACW 31-256420-11---00-
11KCL 3-335410.5-0-----0-
9CHIL 19-220------------
8@BALL 26-290------------
7OAKL 29-370------------
6@GBL 20-270------------
5PITL 20-247430-0-----0-
4CLEW 30-27131300-0-----0-
3@MINL 14-315320-0-----0-
2@CINL 19-2410550-1-----0-
1DETW 33-285320-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2015SD128363200.5-210111111
2014SD106039211-3100-0
2013SD136141200-4-----
TOTAL 35204143611.5092011-11

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2015DALW 7-17111100-0-----0-
208/22/2015@ARIW 22-19112200-0-----0-
308/29/2015SEAL 16-15000------------
409/03/2015@SFL 12-14000------------
TOTAL 223300-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/13/2015DETW 28-33115320-0-----0-
209/20/2015@CINL 19-241110550-1-----0-
309/27/2015@MINL 14-31115320-0-----0-
410/04/2015CLEW 27-3011131300-0-----0-
510/12/2015PITL 24-20117430-0-----0-
610/18/2015@GBL 20-27000------------
710/25/2015OAKL 37-29000------------
811/01/2015@BALL 26-29000------------
911/09/2015CHIL 22-19000------------
1111/22/2015KCL 33-3115410.5-0-----0-
1211/29/2015@JACW 31-25116420-1111-1100-
1312/06/2015DENL 17-3116420-0-----0-
1412/13/2015@KCL 3-10114310-0-----0-
1512/20/2015MIAW 14-30117700-0-----0-
1612/24/2015@OAKL 20-23116600-0-----0-
1701/03/2016@DENL 20-27119720-0-----1-
TOTAL 12128363200.5-2111-1101-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens00----------
Chicago Bears00----------
Cincinnati Bengals110550-1-----
Cleveland Browns1131300-0-----
Denver Broncos2151140-0-----
Detroit Lions15320-0-----
Green Bay Packers00----------
Jacksonville Jaguars16420-110111111
Kansas City Chiefs29720.5-0-----
Miami Dolphins17700-0-----
Minnesota Vikings15320-0-----
Oakland Raiders16600-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers17430-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division75339140-210111111
vs AFC Teams107357160.5-210111111
vs NFC Teams210640-0-----
vs Own Division5302460.5-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December4232030-0-----
January19720-0-----
November211830.5-110111111
October2201730-0-----
September3201190-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arrowhead Stadium14310-0-----
EverBank Field16420-110111111
Lambeau Field00----------
M&T Bank Stadium00----------
O.co Coliseum16600-0-----
Paul Brown Stadium110550-1-----
Qualcomm Stadium6433580.5-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High19720-0-----
TCF Bank Stadium15320-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses85236160.5-1-----
Wins4312740-110111111

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays17430-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)16600-0-----
Sundays107053170.5-210111111

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass106855130.5-110111111
Turf215870-1-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games6433580.5-0-----
Road Games64028120-210111111

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead252230-110111111
Ahead by 1-8 Points211830-110111111
Behind3826120.5-1-----
Behind by 1-8 Points3020100-1-----
Behind by 9-16 Points7520.5-0-----
Tied201550-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half5235170-110111111
2nd Half302730.5-1-----
Last Two Minutes of Half7430-110111111

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line2200-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line5440140-210111111
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line8620-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line191540.5-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter2717100-0-----
2nd Quarter251870-110111111
3rd Quarter141220-1-----
4th Quarter161510.5-0-----
4th Quarter within 7101000-0-----
Overtime1100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-786045150-210111111
Margin 15+3171430.5-0-----
Margin 8-1416420-0-----