UND Roster

2018-19 Football Roster

#4 Te'von Coney


Height 6'1''
Weight 240 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Palm Beach Gardens, FL
High School Palm Beach Gardens


  • Butkus Award Watch List (2018)
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List (2018)
  • Bednarik Award Watch List (2018)
  • USA Today All-Bowl Team (2017)
  • Notre Dame Impact Player Award (2017)
  • Bednarik Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21, 2017 vs. USC)


  • Selected as a Midseason All-American by Pro Football Focus (first team) and to Butkus & Nagurski Watch Lists
  • Started all 12 games and led the Irish in the regular season with 107 total tackles
  • Added 9.0 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, five QB hurries, four break-ups, an interception and a fumble recovery
  • Named to the Pro Football Focus College Team of the Week after the win over No. 14 Michigan when he totaled 10 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, a fumble recovery and two QB hurries
  • Recorded 14 tackles against Ball State with 3.0 for loss and a sack before matching career-best 14 tackles against Navy
  • Had 10 tackles, two sacks and a pass break-up in win at Northwestern
  • Made 12 tackles against No. 12 Syracuse


  • One of four returning players across the nation in 2018 that recorded at least 116 tackles and 13.5 TFLs in 2017
  • Played in all 13 games and started seven contests
  • Led the Irish in solo tackles (57), assisted tackles (59), total tackles (116), TFLs (13.5) and ranked second in sacks (3.0)
  • Spearheaded a Notre Dame defense that improved by at least 20 spots in the FBS rankings in third down conversion percentage, interceptions, rushing defense, scoring defense, passing efficiency defense, sacks, tackles for loss and turnovers gained
  • Irish were the last team in the FBS to surrender more than 20 points in a game (Irish allowed 20 points or less over each of their first eight games)
  • Notre Dame allowed only four plays of 40 yards or longer in 2017—the second-fewest of any team in the FBS
  • The Irish allowed only one play of 50 yards or longer in 2017—the second-fewest of any team in the FBS
  • Part of a linebacker group (which also included Drue Tranquill, Nyles Morgan and Greer Martini) that all registered at least 75 tackles—a first in school history.
  • Recorded a career-best 17 tackles (tops by any player in a bowl game) in the 21-17 victory over No. 17 LSU in the 2018 Citrus Bowl
  • His 116 tackles were the most by a Notre Dame player since Manti Te’o registered 128 in 2011
  • Registered at least 10 tackles in five different games (Boston College, USC, Wake Forest, Navy and LSU)
  • Recorded multiple TFLs in six different games (Temple, USC, NC State, Wake Forest, Miami, Fla. and Stanford)
  • Named Bednarik Defensive Player of the Week following his stellar performance against USC (Oct. 21)
  • Collected 11 tackles, two TFLs, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
  • Registered a then career-high 13 tackles at Boston College (Sept. 16)
  • Totaled 12 tackles, a career-best 3.0 TFLs and a sack against Wake Forest (Nov. 4)


  • Played in all 12 games and started nine
  • Did not start vs. Texas (Sept. 4), Navy (Nov. 5) and Army (Nov. 12)
  • Registered 62 tackles, including 33 solo stops
  • His 62 tackles ranked fourth on the team and third among linebackers
  • Made at least seven tackles in five different games
  • Recorded two tackles for loss


  • Played in 12 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker
  • Registered six tackles on special teams, which was tied for sixth-best on the squad
  • All six tackles on special teams came on kickoff return, which ranked him tied for third
  • Recorded a career-high four tackles against UMass (Sept. 26)
  • Registered two tackles against both Texas (Sept. 5) and USC (Oct. 17)
  • Split a tackle for loss, the first of his career, against Navy (Oct. 10)
  • Collected a solo tackle against Ohio State in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1)
  • Suffered a shoulder injury against the Buckeyes that sidelined him from 2016 spring practice


  • First-team linebacker on Palm Beach Post all-area squad and Florida Class 8A all-conference team for 2014
  • Ranked as 12th inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports, 15th middle linebacker by Scout.com and 20th outside linebacker nationally by ESPN
  • Listed 295th on ESPN 300 chart for 2014
  • Rated 187th player nationally on Tom Lemming’s Top 300 list
  • Made 136 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions as senior in 2014 for Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Helped Palm Beach Gardens to 6-6 record in 2014
  • Made 172 tackles and forced six fumbles and added two interceptions as junior in 2013 while helping Palm Beach Gardens reach Florida Class 8A semifinals
  • Second-team Florida 8A all-state, first-team all-county and all-conference 8A pick as junior in 2013
  • Played in Under Armour All-American Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Enrolled at Notre Dame and began taking classes in January and participated in 2015 spring drills with the Irish
  • Graduated in May 2018 with a degree in philosophy and minor in business economics from the College of Arts and Letters