SBD/February 28, 2012/Marketing and Sponsorship

Heisman Winner Robert Griffin III To Apear On Cover Of EA Sports' "NCAA Football 13"

Fan vote will determine which Heisman Trophy winner will join Griffin on the cover
EA Sports yesterday announced that former Baylor QB Robert Griffin III will be featured on the cover of the "NCAA Football 13" video game, which is slated for release on July 10. In addition to Griffin, a fellow Heisman Trophy winner will appear on the cover based on a fan vote. Starting March 12, fans can log onto the game franchise's Facebook page to vote on whether Marcus Allen, Doug Flutie, Eddie George, Desmond Howard, Barry Sanders, Herschel Walker, Charlie Ward or Andre Ware will appear alongside Griffin on the cover (EA Sports). The AP’s Stephen Hawkins notes Griffin was asked whether he would like to appear on the cover as a thrower or a runner.” He said, "Thrower. I'm a quarterback, not a running back" (AP, 2/28). Student newspaper the BAYLOR LARIAT's Tyler Alley reported EA Sports yesterday set up a pavilion on the Baylor campus displaying "NCAA Football 13" banners and a "rough, unofficial cover with Griffin on it.” Baylor AD Ian McCaw said that having Griffin on the cover “of a high-profile video game will help with recruitment and increase enrollment” (BAYLOR LARIAT, 2/28).
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