When people say “Linebacker U” you immediately think… Penn State. When people say “Tight End U” you immediately think… Notre Dame.
Well I’m here to tell you both “Linebacker U” and “Tight End U” are the same school… And it’s Notre Dame!
On top of cranking out top tier Tight Ends, The Irish have been developing the Nation’s top elite Linebackers…
Manti Te’o, Jaylon Smith, Nyles Morgan and now… Te’von Coney.
— The New ND Network (@TNNDN) September 2, 2018
#4 Te’von Coney is a hard hitting 6’1, 240lbs Senior Linebacker from Palm Beach Gardens Florida.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 4, 2018
Coming out of High School, Te’von was ranked on the ESPN “Top 300” List. He was ranked as the 12th Inside Linebacker in the country after racking up 136 tackles, 12 for loss, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions his senior year.
Coney played in 12 games as a Freshman at ND, mostly on special teams. He again played in 12 games his Sophomore year recording 62 tackles, good for 4th on the team. His Junior season he played in all 13 games. Coney lead the team with 116 total tackles (most since Manti Te’o had 128) 57 of them being solo tackles.
I’m just getting started, the best is yet to come #Blessed 🙏🏿
— Tough Choices (@TevonConey) September 9, 2018
(He’s also really smart.) Graduating from ND in just three years.
Now, in his senior year Coney is the leader of a fast and physical Irish Defense. He was on the field for every. single. Defensive snap in the 24-17 Irish win over Michigan to start the season. Not to mention he had to game winning fumble recovery…
He then followed that game up with another unbelievable performance against Ball State.
It's TC4️⃣🌍, we're just living in it.
☘️ 14 tackles
☘️ 3 TFL
☘️ QB hurry
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 10, 2018
And, on top of it all… Coney is just full of swag..
If you aren’t an Irish fan and don’t know his name, now you do. And, soon the entire country will know his name because Coney is the best Linebacker in college football.
He is already listed on the 2018 Butkus Award Watch List… #4 will end up being #1.
He can cover running backs in space. He can stop the run game up the middle. And, be afraid because he’s hunting your quarterback!
As an Irish fan I couldn’t be more happy that he wears the gold helmet. He’s a leader and a hell of a ball player. Can’t wait to see where the rest of this season and the future takes him.
Be ready America, #4 is coming. It’s Te’von’s world, we are just living in it!
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 12, 2018
God🙏🏻 Country 🇺🇸 Notre Dame ☘️
-Kevin “That Guy”