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                === Notre Dame's Te'o wins Walter Camp Award ===
 
 New  Haven, CT  (Sports Network) - Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti Te'o has
 been  named  the 2012  winner of  the Walter Camp  Award, honoring the college
 football  player of  the  year  as voted  by  coaches  and sports  information
 directors.
 
 Te'o  helped lead the  Fighting Irish to an unbeaten regular season and a date
 with Alabama in the BCS championship game on Jan. 7.
 
 The Hawaii native posted 103 tackles and set a Notre Dame single-season record
 for most interceptions by a linebacker with seven.
 
 Te'o  is the  third defensive  player to  earn the  honor, joining  Hugh Green
 (1980) and Charles Woodson (1997).
 
 Texas  A&M quarterback  Johnny Manziel, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein,
 USC  wide receiver  Marqise Lee and Oregon running back Kenjon Barner were the
 other finalists.
 
 
 
 
 
 12/06 19:35:50 ET