Manti Te’o’s net worth is about $7 million.
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Manti Te’o is a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League. He finished his college football career at Notre Dame, where he won eight national awards and was named a consensus All-American. After being drafted 38th overall in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Hawaiian-Samoan descent began his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers in 2013.
What is the net worth of Manti Te’o?
Manti Te’o’s net worth is about $7 million.
Manti Te’o: Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education
Manti Te’o’s full name is Manti Malietau Louis Teo, and he was born on January 26, 1991, in Laie, Hawaii, to parents Ottilia and Brian Te’o.
He is of Samoan descent and has five siblings: four sisters (Eden, BrieAnne, Maya, and Tiare) and one brother, Manasseh.
He began playing football while attending Punahou School in Manoa, Honolulu. As a junior, he was named state defensive player of the year by the Honolulu Advertiser and state player of the year by Gatorade.
By the end of his junior season, he had accumulated ninety tackles and five sacks on defense and 400 yards and ten touchdowns as a running back, earning him the attention of recruiters and several colleges.
Manti Te’o: Professional Career
During his senior season, Te’o would become one of the most celebrated and sought-after players. He received numerous honors and was named to both national and state recruiting lists.
During this season, he also assisted in leading his high school team to its first-ever state championship. Among his many honors is the Butkus Award, which he received for being the best prep linebacker in the country.
He was also named the 2008 Sporting News High School Athlete of the Year, making him the first athlete from Hawaii and the first athlete of Polynesian descent to receive the award.
Manti Te’o was also named the national Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-American by USA Today, making him the third high school player from Hawaii to be named to the USA Today All-American team. Pat Kesi and Jason Ching were the first two players to achieve this honor.
He attended the University of Notre Dame from 2009 to 2012 after a stellar high school career that earned him the Honolulu Advertiser’s Hawaii State Defensive Player of the Decade, Parade All-American team, and numerous other honors.
As a freshman, he appeared in twelve games and finished with 63 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and one sack. He set the record as the third freshman in the school’s history to do so.
He was named a Freshman All-American by College Football News and a second-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com at the end of the season.
He was moved from outside to inside linebacker during his sophomore season after Notre Dame switched to a 3–4 defensive formation under a new defensive coordinator. It wasn’t long before he name was on both the Lombardi and Nagurski Award watch lists. The CNNSI named him a Second Team All-American the same year.
Both his junior and senior seasons saw an increase in the number of awards, rather than a decrease.
At the conclusion of his four-year college career at Notre Dame, he started a total of 47 consecutive games and recorded a total of 437 tackles, making him the third player in school history after Bob Crable and Bob Golic to make such a number of tackles.
Manti Te’o: NFL Profession
During the 2013 NFL Draft, he was selected by the San Diego Chargers as the 38th overall pick in the second round, becoming the second inside linebacker drafted after.
His rookie season was not bad at all, as he finished with 61 tackles and four passes while starting thirteen games.
Despite missing four games in 2015 due to an ankle injury, he finished the season with 63 tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble.
Manti was named one of the team’s captains for the following season. He was placed on injured reserve later that season due to a torn Achilles.
He signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints in 2017.
Manti Te’o: Relationship Status
Manti Te’o is not married, but he was involved in a girlfriend hoax in which he convinced everyone that he had a girlfriend, including the media, until two reporters from the sports blog Deadspin conducted an investigation that revealed the NFL player had no girlfriend.
Te’o told the media in 2012 that his grandmother and girlfriend died on the same day, September 11, 2012.
According to him, Lennay Kekua (supposed girlfriend), a Stanford University student who was also battling leukemia, died in a car accident, and he had to continue playing and not miss any of his games at Notre Dame because he had promised her that he would not stop playing even if anything happened to her.
And that story sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Of course, it did, and everyone who heard it believed it until Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey from Deadspin discovered, while investigating the identity of Kekua, that the story was all false because Manti Te’o’s supposed girlfriend never existed.
Following the hoax, the player was linked in 2016 to a model named Jovi Nicole Engbino.
Manti Te’o: Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
The linebacker stands 6′′1 in (1.85 m) tall and weighs 109kg (241 lb). His arm length is 32 1/2 inches, and his hand size is 9 1/2 inches.