An ND fan was at the Lomdardi Award Ceremony and there was a photo op for those in attendance.
When it was this guy's turn with the four finalists, he was standing behind Teo and thanked him for being such a great representative of the University. Jones who was sitting next to Teo, heard this and said: "Manti is my role model, I wear Manti Teo pajamas every night when I go to bed" Both Teo and Jones cracked up.They have apparently struck up a friendship.
Teo acknknowledged Jones during his acceptance speech saying Jones: "Is a really, really, big dude I'll be going up against in the national championship game." Jones did have his foot in a walking boot.
They had a nice piece on Barret during the show, how he graduated with honors in accounting, and showed him on a couple of missionary trips.
Both great representatives of their universities and college football