Te’o doesn’t have any interceptions or fumble recoveries.
Asked if he has one big play that stands out from this year, he said: “Nope, not yet.”
Te’o is one of nine rookies on San Diego’s active roster. The Chargers have 37 players with no postseason experience.
He said he’s been told by veteran teammates to “cherish it and take advantage of it because you don’t know when your next opportunity will come.”
Te’o said he learned to keep things in perspective after Notre Dame was routed by Alabama in the BCS national championship game last season.
“It’s easy to come into this game and get too anxious to the point where you freeze,” Te’o said. “What you want to do is accept it for what it is. It’s a playoff game. The winner moves on and the loser goes home. But at the end of the day you’ve got to line up, know your keys, know your reads, study the offense and play ball. That’s exactly what I’m going to do.”