How crazy is that cover? With the NFL draft coming up and RG3 expected to be drafted somewhere in the Top 5, his recent NCAA ’13 cover — featuring former Heisman trophy winner and Hall of Fame running back, Barry Sanders — was released today (10 days before the April 26 draft day). The reason Sanders is featured on the cover as well is because EA Sports held a fan voting page to decide who they wanted to see on the this year’s cover. You can read more about the voting, and the decision, after the jump.
(Shouts to In Flex We Trust for the photo!)
“The NCAA Football 13 My Heisman Cover Vote contest kicked off on March 12, with a competitive bracket-style tournament on the EA SPORTS NCAA Football Facebook page, pitting eight former Heisman Trophy winners in head-to-head matchups. During the three week-long tournament, fans had the power to choose which player would advance to the next round and get one step closer to gracing the cover alongside Robert Griffin III. Sanders pulled ahead of former University of Georgia running back Herschel Walker in the final round to earn the coveted honor of becoming the NCAA Football 13 cover athlete. Other former Heisman Trophy winners in contention included former University of Southern California running back Marcus Allen, former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie, former Ohio State University running back Eddie George, former University of Michigan wide receiver Desmond Howard, former Florida State University quarterback Charlie Ward and former University of Houston quarterback Andre Ware.”