Robert Griffin III Makes The Cover of NCAA 13
It’s been a good year for Robert Griffin III. He won the Heisman Trophy, got engaged to his girl, graduated from Baylor University, signed with Adidas and is likely going to be the #2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Add on to the young man’s list one more thing: NCAA Cover Athlete.
Robert will be the cover man for NCAA Football 13 by EA Sports. Announced today:
Redwood City, Calif. – February 27, 2012 – Electronic Arts Inc(NASDAQ: EA) today announced Robert Griffin III, former Baylor University quarterback, will be featured on the cover of EA SPORTS™ NCAA® Football 13, set to hit retail shelves on Tuesday, July 10. In addition to RG3, a fellow Heisman Trophy winner will appear on the cover of NCAA Football 13 based on a fan vote.
Beginning March 12, fans can log on to the EA SPORTS NCAA FootballFacebook page to vote for one of eight Heisman Trophy winners to accompany Griffin III on the cover of NCAA Football 13. The candidates include former University of Southern California running back Marcus Allen, former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie, former The Ohio State University running back Eddie George, former The University of Michigan wide receiver Desmond Howard, former Oklahoma State University running back Barry Sanders, former University of Georgia running back Herschel Walker, former Florida State University quarterback Charlie Ward and former University of Houston quarterback Andre Ware.
The first student-athlete from Baylor to win the Heisman Trophy, Robert Griffin III – popularly known as “RG3”— also won the Davey O’Brien Award and was named the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year in 2011. In 2008, RG3 was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches, setting the school’s rushing yards record for a freshman and for a quarterback with 843 yards for the season.