Te'o is Heisman runner-up

Published On: Dec 08 2012 03:55:00 PM HST

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was a runner-up in the race for the Heisman Trophy.

The presentation was made Saturday in New York City where quarterback Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M won the Heisman honors.

Te'o had an outstanding postseason run of awards -- six to be exact -- which is the record for postseason awards.

The former Punahou star won the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp national player of the year award, Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and Lombardi Award.

Te'o passed former Michigan star Charles Woodson's record for national postseason awards.  Woodson had five awards in 1997, including the Heisman.

Te'o will lead Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship against Alabama in Miami on Jan. 7.

A few days after turning 20, Manziel became the most inexperienced player to win the Heisman.  Adrian Peterson had come closest as a freshman, finishing second to Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart in 2004.

Manziel is the second player from Texas A&M to win the Heisman, and first since John David Crow 1957.

Manziel broke 2010 Heisman winner Cam Netwon's Southeastern Conference record with 4,600 total yards this season, led the Aggies to a 10-2 in their first SEC season and orchestrated an upset at No. 1 Alabama in November that stamped him as legit.


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