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The votes have been tabulated and Michigan's Denard Robinson will appear on the cover of NCAA Football 14 from EA Sports. Robinson won the final voting round by edging Texas A&M's Ryan Swope. It might be considered Michigan's biggest win of the 2012 college football season. "I want to say thank you to all the fans at Michigan for getting behind me," said Robinson through an EA Sports press release. "Michigan has one of the best fan bases." Robinson will become the third Wolverine to appear on the cover of the NCAA Football series, joining Desmond Howard (NCAA Football 99) and Charles Woodson (NCAA Football 2006). With Robinson's appearance, Michigan will tie USC for the most cover athletes to appear on the franchise. "It's an honor to go to Michigan, and for us to be on the cover of NCAA Football." The sanctity and credibility of the cover athlete vote had been put in jeopardy when EA Sports became aware of fishy voting tendencies and ballot stuffing slanted heavily in favor of Swope. Those rascally Texas A&M fans are known to show great support in online polls, and this was no exception. But EA Sports was forced to investigate and clean up the poll along the way. Have the Aggie fans learned their lesson? We sincerely doubt it. Kevin McGuire is the national college football writer for Examiner.com and host of the No 2-Minute Warning podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Google+and Facebook. Follow Crystal Ball Run on Twitter and Facebook.
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There wasn’t a very deep group to select from, but EA Sports has to settle to put Denard Robinson on the cover of NCAA Football for the upcoming year. Who did he beat out? Ryan Swope, the former wide receiver of Texas A&M in a vote that had some controversy due to irregularities. It is hard to argue with the choice of Denard. He put up some insane numbers against very pedestrian...
The results are in – Michigan’s Denard Robinson will be on the cover of NCAA 2014.
The former Wolverine beat out former Texas A&M wideout Ryan Swope for the coveted spot. Robinson was a three-year starter at QB for Michigan, and led the maize and blue to a victory in the 2012 Sugar Bowl vs. Virginia Tech.
You can see EA Sports’ official announcement here.
Michigan's Denard Robinson won the cover of NCAA Football '13, but we like this version featuring Jadeveon Clowney much better.
It was a fan vote and we know how strong the Michigan faithful are. Denard had an up and down college career at UM, by the end he had been switch from quarterback to all purpose player.
In the NFL he is hoping to become a Percy Harvin type (without the attitude), we wish him well and congratulations on the cover.
Denard Robinson wins the cover vote for NCAA Football 14 (via @eancaafootbal...
It's official, Michigan QB/RB/WR Denard Robinson has been voted by fans as the cover athlete for EA Sports NCAA '14.
EA press release:
The dust has settled and former University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has emerged as the next NCAA Footballcover
athlete. Robinson faced a heated battle against Texas A&M wide
receiver Ryan Swope in the finals, but was able emerge victorious after
tallying over a quarter-million votes.
The "dust", as it's referred to here...
Denard Robinson will wear the maize-and-blue for one more year.
No, not at the Big House, but on the cover of video games around the world.
EA Sports announced Tuesday morning that Robinson had beaten out Texas A&M receiver Ryan Swope in the final round of voting for the NCAA Football 14 cover. Robinson joins fellow Wolverines Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson to have earned...
EA Sports announced that Michigan’s Denard Robinson has won the cover vote for NCAA Football 14. Robinson squeaked out victory over Texas A&M’s Ryan Swope in the final round of fan voting.
It’s my goal to make somebody’s day every day, but today the Michigan fan base and family made my day. It’s a blessing. Thank you all! Love!
— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) March...
Future Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson wanted to play defensive back when he started his high school career. He tried out for the varsity team in 9th grade, focused on becoming his high school’s starting defensive back. The eventual high school and college star quarterback didn’t get the starting job, but showed to the coaches he was open to doing whatever it took to get...
In a vote done by EA Sports, Denard Robinson will be on the cover of NCAA Football 2014. The Michigan Wolverine beat out the Texas A&M Aggie Ryan Swope.
According to Eye on College Football:
Robinson emerged as the winner in a six-round vote that tallied over 5 million votes from college football fans across the country. Denard’s competition in the finals was Texas A&M...
Well the results are in from the fan vote for the cover athlete of NCAA ’14 and former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will be the next athlete to grace the cover of the popular video game franchise. Denard joins former Michigan greats Charles Woodson and Desmond Howard as Michigan men to be on the cover [...]