Manti Te'o emotional after win against Michigan State
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 2:12 AM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 10:16 AM EST
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Star player Manti Te'o had a very emotional week away from the football field.
His girlfriend and grandmother both died in separate non-related incidents about 24 hours apart last week.
Despite the tragedy, Te'o decided to still play.
"I could call my girlfriend and talk about the game but now I just gotta get on my knees, say a prayer and talk to her that way," he said after the game.
Te'o had a great game against the Spartans Saturday night with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery.
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