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Daniel Te'o-Nesheim is not likely to be a guy many Eagles fans have heard of. Other than the fact that he has more punctuation in his last name than any other player in the NFL, who is this guy? The NFL media guide has this to say.
Te'o-Nesheim is a high motor, relentless pass rusher. The two time second team All Pac-10 conference performer never quits on any play and gives maximum effort from snap to whistle. Blessed with the size, large hands and long arms you look for in a pass rusher, his quickness is evident when he drops back to defend in passing situations.
After the jump we've got more about him that you probably even want to know...
First, what's up with the name? Te'o-Nesheim was born in Samoa and attended school in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Like both Brandon Graham & Nate Allen, Te'o-Nesheim was also his team's defensive captain. He was also the winner of the Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Award, which is the oldest and most prestigious honor at Washington.
He owns the Washington record for career, sacks. His 50.5 tackles for a loss is third all time in team history and he's caused 8 fumbles. Last year recorded 11 sacks including 3 in a game against Cal.
He's been a standout player his entire career. He enrolled at Washington in 2005 and was redshirted, but did win the teams award for best scout team player.
In 2006 he started every game and was named to the Pac 10 all freshman team and won the Lineman of the Year award. He was also an All Pac 10 Academic player.
In 2007 he was voted Washington's defensive MVP and won another Lineman of the Year award.
In 08 he was named team captain and earned second team All Pac-10 honors.
Last year he was again team captain, earned second team All Pac-10 honors, and was named the L Wait Rising Lineman of the Year award for the 3rd time.
In addition to playing football, Te'o-Nesheim was a standout track performer, placing in a number of national collegiate shotput and discus competitions.