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                        === Te'o nabs Bednarik Award ===
 
 Lake  Buena  Vista, FL (Sports  Network) -  Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti
 Te'o captured the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation's top defensive player.
 
 Te'o,  looking to  become the  first defense-only  player to  win the  Heisman
 Trophy,  leads the  top-ranked Fighting Irish with 103 tackles and set a Notre
 Dame  single-season record  for most interceptions by a player at his position
 with seven.
 
 South  Carolina  defensive end Jadeveon  Clowney and Georgia linebacker Jarvis
 Jones were the other finalists for the honor.
 
 
 
 
 12/06 20:46:10 ET