Terna was signed by the Lions in September 2008 and spent the latter part of the regular season on the practice roster before being activated for the playoffs. Playing primarily on special teams, he recorded one tackle at Saskatchewan in the West Semi-Final.
While attending the University of Miami (Ohio), Nande recorded 288 career tackles, 38 tackles for a loss, 4 interceptions and 11 sacks in 45 games (41 starts). Nande earned Second Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore and First-Team recognition as a junior.
Graduated from Miami (Ohio) with a degree in Health Studies. His parents were born in Nigeria before moving to the US where Terna and his brother Tersee were born. Also has a sister Dooshima who along with his mother Veronica live in Nigeria.