Manti Te'o earns trust of one of his teammates
July 29 , 2013
Apart from being a fan favorite in San Diego, Mani Te'o is also on his way to becoming a locker room leader. Michawl Gehlken of U-T San Diego shared a story about Te'o giving swimming lessons to the lineman, DJ Fluker while they were together for the NFL Rookie Symposium.
Fluker had been scared to swim since the age of four when he sank to the bottom of a pool. He is said to have never tried to swim again. However, the former Notre Dame star helped the big guy and taught him how to swim just like Te'o's father had once taught him.
Flucker ultimately got it in a couple of attempts after Te'o let him go into water by himself.