Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior linebacker Manti Te'o is a rare linebacker candidate for the 2012 Heisman Trophy, but with the team ranked No. 1 in the nation, Notre Dame won't pull any gimmicks to promote it's star defender.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved up to No. 1 in the 2012 BCS standings this week, which puts them in position to play for the national championship. Upset losses by Oregon and Kansas State allowed the Irish move up.