Te'o second in USA TODAY Heisman survey

Former Punahou standout to play in BCS title game

 UPDATED 12:50 PM HST Nov 26, 2012

Senior Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is second in voting for the Heisman Trophy, according to a USA TODAY Sports Media Group survey of its 37 Heisman electors.

Te'o leads the number one college football team in the country, according to the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the BCS Standings, with a 12-0 record on the season.

Notre Dame is guaranteed a spot in the BCS title game.

Te'o has 103 tackles on the season with seven interceptions.

Te'o trails in the Heisman race, according to the USA TODAY survey, to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The public can vote for the Heisman Trophy winner here.

RankPlayer2012 statistics1st2nd3rdTotal
1Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M3,419 passing yards, 24 TDs; 1,181 rushing yards, 19 TDs229690
2Manti Te'o, Notre Dame103 tackles, 7 interceptions1316374
3Collin Klein, Kansas State2,306 passing yards, 14 TDs; 787 rushing yards, 20 TDs271232
4Braxton Miller, Ohio State2,039 passing yards, 15 TDs; 1,271 rushing yards, 13 TDs04917
5Marqise Lee, Southern Cal1,680 receiving yards, 14 TDs0044
6Jordan Lynch, No. Illinois2,750 passing yards, 23 TDs; 1,611 rushing yards, 16 TDs0102

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