Manti Te’o

Manti Malietau Louis Teʻo is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent.

Te’o played college football at Notre Dame in South Bend, India. There he was a consensus All-American and received eight national awards. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.


Manti Te’o was born on January 26, 1991 in Laie, Hawaii. Laie is a place located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii.

He’s from Samoan ancestry. He is the son of Brian and Ottilia Te’o and has five siblings: sisters BrieAnne, Tiare, Eden and Maya and brother Manasseh.

In high school, Te’o had a 3.5 grade-point average. He also did a lot of volunteer work. Some of the places that he volunteered at are the Hawaiian Food Bank, Special Olympics, Shriners Hospital and Head Start preschool program.

In February 2020, Te’o became engaged to his girlfriend, personal trainer and beauty consultant Jovi Nicole Engbino. The couple married in La Jolla, California on August 29, 2020.

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