Now you remember! The poor guy had to be interviewed by Katie Couric, and won the "Name a magazine that you have actually read" contest against Sarah Palin by specifying "True Romance Monthly." (Sarah's answer was "All of them," as you'll recall.) Te'o was all over the news, and was a spectator in Notre Dame's national title game against Alabama. Sadly for the Fighting Irish, he was also a player that night, but mainly stood dazed in the middle of the field as the Crimson Tide won, 42-14.
Chargers fans believe he's off to a good start, now that he has given up his habit of trusting the opposing quarterback. Those tricky guys kept telling him they had called a run, and then, doggone if they didn't turn around and throw the ball. No fair.
And in September, his Lennay Kekua finished second in the Myth America pageant.