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Hawaii Governor: Manti Te‘o is Well Deserving of the Heisman Trophy

Manti Te'o of Notre Dame (photo courtesy of Notre Dame)

BY GOV. NEIL ABERCROMBIE - I want to congratulate Manti Te‘o for the dual honor of receiving the Butkus Award and being named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. The mission of the Heisman Trophy is to recognize outstanding college football players who exhibit excellence with integrity. Manti epitomizes great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.

Manti is the heart and soul of an undefeated Notre Dame team. He’s an inspiration to all the people of Hawai‘i, particularly to our youth as they dream and strive for excellence.I agree with his coach, Brian Kelly, who said that if Manti doesn’t win the Heisman, just cut to the chase and give all future awards to the offensive player of the year.

Manti is a superb athlete and role model who has generated tremendous pride throughout our state and country. He is deserving of the Heisman.


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