Manti Te’o is the heart of Notre Dame

The star linebacker of top-ranked Fighting Irish has been touched by tragedy, but he maintains his focus on the field even as he tries to avoid the spotlight.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Amid the fury of the game, the roaring crowd and thudding hits, the clatter of shoulder pads, Manti Te’o searches for a quiet moment.

Manti Te’o is the heart of Notre Dame