Te’o was named to the first team. Tight end Tyler Eifert and defensive end Stephon Tuitt earned second team honors while center Braxston Cave, a Penn High School graduate, was named to the third team.
No other team had more than two players selected to the first team. The Tide also led with six players chosen to all three teams.
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones also became two-time All-Americans.
The team was voted on by a panel of 16 AP college football poll voters.
Barrett Jones, a senior who made the All-America team as a tackle last season, was joined on the first team by Alabama teammates guard Chance Warmack, linebacker C.J. Mosley and cornerback Dee Milliner. Offensive tackle D.J. Fluker was picked to the second team and quarterback AJ McCarron was selected to the third team.
Te'o, the Heisman finalists and winner of seven other awards — including the Maxwell, Nagurski and Butkus — is the first Notre Dame defensive player to be an AP All-American since defensive back Shane Walton in 2002.
Manziel is the first freshman to make the first team at quarterback. On Saturday, the redshirt freshman know as Johnny Football became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
Manziel set an SEC record with 4,600 total yards to rank second in the nation.
Heisman finalist Collin Klein of Kansas State was the second-team quarterback.
Ball repeated as an All-American, despite a slow start to the season and some early injuries. The senior is seventh in the nation in rushing at 133 yards per game, scored 21 touchdowns and set the major college football record for ca-reer touchdowns. He has 82 going into the Rose Bowl.
Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, the nation's leading rusher at 146 yards per game, was the other first-team running back.
The receivers were Southern California's Marqise Lee, who leads the nation in catches (112) and was second in yards receiving (1,680), and Baylor's Ter-rance Williams, who leads in yards with 1,764.
Stanford's Zach Ertz was the tight end.
Joining Jones and Warmack on the offensive line were two junior tackles projected to be high first-round NFL draft picks: Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel and Michigan's Taylor Lewan.
"Team goals are bigger than individual goals, but one of my personal goals was to be an All-American and it's an unbelievable feeling to reach that goal," Lewan said Tuesday.
North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper was the other first-team guard.
West Virginia's Tavon Austin was selected as the all-purpose player, a perfect description of the do-it-all speedster.