To be nominated, players must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be through with sophomore year, be a starter of key reserve and be nominated by an SID.
Golic and Te'o are now on the national ballot, which will help decide a first- and second-team this month.
Currently enrolled in the graduate studies program, Golic graduated in May from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in film, television and theatre with a 3.429 cumulative GPA. He was selected this year to the Allstate Good Works team for community and classroom leadership, and he will be honored during this year's Sugar Bowl.
Te'o, who holds a 3.324 GPA, is a design major in the College of Arts and Letters and will graduate in December. The National Football Foundation named Te'o a national scholar-athlete earlier this season.