Dreams come true: Manti Te'o announced he would return for a final season at Notre Dame last December and his play packed a Hawaiian punch in 2012. The inside linebacker¿s team ran off a 12-0 season to earn a spot in the BCS championship game. He won seven individual postseason honors, the most by one player ever. And he finished a fairly close second in the Heisman Trophy race, matching the best showing for a pure defender in the award¿s storied history. All while becoming perhaps the most popular player ever to don a gold helmet. And he still likely will be a first-round NFL draft pick.
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