Manti Te'o represented not only Notre Dame and college football but Hawai'i as well. He represented what a Heisman candidate should be and while he fell just short being named the 78th recipient of the Heisman Trophy - college football's highest honor - he's done us all proud. Placed on a national stage and embraced by tens if not hundreds of thousands of fans, he's worked hard to get to where he's at and it'll only get better.
It was the first time I've actually watched the Heisman and it was nothing but chicken skin. I can't say I was impartial since he's a local boy, he plays for my team - besides Hawai'i - and we played the same position. You could say I was living the moment vicariously.
This year was one of the closest finishes in quite some time and some say he actually should have won, had the voting district he was actually in fully voted for him.....
Wassup Wit Dat!
In any case, there's nothing he could have done about that and he carried on as he's always done with humbleness and pride. He was steadfast and carried on the Notre Dame locker room mantra,
Play Like A Champion Today.
You always be a champ to me numbah 5.