Manti Te’o's girlfriend, the beautiful Lennay Kekua died way too young. The girlfriend of Notre Dame linebacker passed away back in September from Leukemia and only asked two things from Heisman Trophy finalist and boyfriend Manti Te’o. According to Player Wives, Manti Te’o's girlfriend asked that she have white roses when she passed away and that Manti could not miss anything football related.
Manti Te’o's girlfriend passes away too early, Te’o fights on for the Irish…
The young college star and devote Mormon lost his grandmother Annette Santiago who passed away on September 11th, 2012 just 6 hours before his girlfriend Lennay Kekua making the day and especially somber one for the young athlete. Upon the wishes of his late girlfriend, Te’o remained strong in his college football career and helped propel Notre Dame into the national championship running.
Te’o who grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, was one of the most decorated high school athletes in Hawaii’s history according to Wikipedia. Te’o who makes an impressive candidate for the Heisman Trophy as a purely defensive player fell short of the coveted award but put up a remarkable 1,706 points just behind Heisman Trophy winner Manziel’s 2,029 points according to ESPN.