You voted for him and now because of you former University of Alabama running back, Mark Ingram, has been chosen to be featured on the cover of EA SPORTS NCAA Football 12, set to hit retail shelves on Tuesday, July 12. I’m ok with Ingram taking the cover, what I have a problem with is the original options. How does Cam Newton not even get into the conversation, he was the Heisman Trophy winner for goodness sakes and lead his team to a national championship. Nick Fairley, give me a break a defensive lineman would never make the cover of the game. Jake Locker and DeMarco Murray are decent options but what about Patrick Peterson, A.J. Green or other guys like that. Overall, I felt like EA Sports could have given us better options to begin with because none of these guys that were in the running will be selected in the Top 10. Fairley was once thought to be a lock Top 10 but he has been slipping down boards a bit lately. Ingram may make it into the latter half of the first round as the first RB taken. As for Locker and Murray, I don’t even know if they make it into the first round. Congrats to Mark Ingram but come on EA give us some real choices.
Throughout the month of March, fans logged on to the EA SPORTS NCAA Football Facebook page to vote for one of four standouts from the 2010 college football season - Auburn University defensive lineman, Nick Fairley, University of Alabama running back, Mark Ingram, University of Oklahoma running back, DeMarco Murray, and University of Washington quarterback, Jake Locker. More than 140,000 votes were cast, and in the end, Mark Ingram became the first fan-voted cover athlete in NCAA Football franchise history.
NCAA Football 12 takes the journey of the college athlete to the next level of depth and authenticity. Experience the pride and pageantry of gameday Saturday like never before as players go from high school superstar to top college player to head coach in the Road to Glory and Dynasty modes. With an enhanced in-game presentation, new traditions, and an all-new collision system, players make an impact by leading their team to the National Championship in NCAA Football 12.