Notre Dame's Manti Te'o wins Lombardi Award

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Manti Te'o picked up his third award of the season on Wednesday, taking home the Lombardi Award, which is given to the nation's top linemen or linebacker.

Manti Te'o continues to add to his trophy case, winning the Lombardi Award on Wednesday, the third major honor he's earned this season, as noted by JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago. The Lombardi Award is given to the nation's top linemen or linebacker, and Te'o beat out center Barrett Jones of Alabama, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina and linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia.

Te'o adds the Lombardi Award to his list, which includes the Nagurski Trophy and the Butkus Award. The former is awarded to the most outstanding defensive player, while the latter is given to the most outstanding linebacker. He's a finalist for three other accolades: the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award.

The Maxwell award is given to the most outstanding player, the Walter Camp to the most outstanding player, and the Bednarik Award to the defensive player of the year.

He's only the second player to win the Butkus, Nagurski and Lombardi award in the same season, and if he wins two more awards, he'll tie Charles Woodson for most major awards won in a single season. He's also been invited to the Heisman Trophy presentation, so that is something to watch as well.

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