Manti Te’o runs the 40 in unofficial 4.81, 4.80

February 25, 2013

Manti Te’o underwhelmed in the 40. (Dave Martin / AP)

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o turned in a rather underwhelming performance in the 40 at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

His unofficial time in his first attempt was 4.81 seconds (watch here); he ran an unofficial 4.80 in his second.

Although the times aren’t terrible, they aren’t what scouts (or Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh) were hoping to see. Nor was Te’o, who impressively handled questions about the hoax involving his fake dead girlfriend over the weekend, a factor in his last college game, in which Notre Dame lost the BCS nationaI championship to Alabama. Although he was originally projected as a first rounder in April’s NFL draft, his performances haven’t been lighting up Lucas Oil Stadium.




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