Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish and current San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te’o will be making his regular season debut when the San Diego Chargers square off with the Dallas Cowboys Sunday.
According to Marty Caswell, a producer and reporter for The Darren Smith Show on The Mighty 1090 Sports Radio in Southern California, Te’o said he’s “ready to go.”
Chargers head coach said he ”felt like a kid in a candy store to have guys back.”
Te’o was a Heisman finalist and helped lead the Fighting Irish to the national championship game last season. As a senior, he had 113 total tackles, 5.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks and an insane seven interceptions. Te’o also had two fumble recoveries for the Irish.
Just before the BCS National Championship Game, Te’o was involved in a crazy catfish scandal and it was revealed that his long term girlfriend who apparently died, never really existed to begin with.
Te’o, who at one time was looked at a top 10 pick, saw his stock drop and he was selected by the Chargers with the 38th overall pick.
Te’o injured his foot in the Chargers’ preseason opener and hasn’t played since.