Te'o, Eifert named awards finalists

November, 19, 2012
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Manti Te'o's and Tyler Eifert's potential preparation for a national title game could be a bit hectic.

Both could be in Orlando, Fla., for the Dec. 6 Home Depot College Football awards show.

Te'o is one of three finalists for both the Maxwell Award (best player) and the Chuck Bednarik Award (best defensive player), the only player to appear on both lists. Eifert is a finalist for the Mackey Award (best tight end) for the second straight season.

Te'o is joined on the Maxwell list by Collin Klein and Johnny Manziel, and joined on the Bednarik list by Jarvis Jones and Jadeveon Clowney.

Zach Ertz and Austin Seferian-Jenkins join Eifert on the Mackey list.

Earlier Monday, Brian Kelly was announced as one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Football Club's coach of the year award.

Matt Fortuna | email

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