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Denard Robinson wins cover vote for NCAA Football 14

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An electrifying start to his Michigan career may not have led to a Heisman as some had predicted, but Denard Robinson has still proven popular when it comes to a top-selling video game.

EA Sports announced Tuesday that the ex-Wolverine quarterback has won the fan vote and will grace the cover of the NCAA Football 14 game.  Robinson edged out Texas A&M’s Ryan Swope for the honor.

While the exact number of votes cast was not given, EA Sports stated that over 250,000 were received.

“It’s my goal to make somebody’s day every day, but today the Michigan fan base and family made my day,” Robinson, who will not be compensated for appearing on the cover, wrote on Twitter after the results were announced. “It’s a blessing. Thank you all! Love!”

Denard Robinson NCAA Football 2014

Robinson becomes the third UM player to appear on the cover, joining Desmond Howard (NCAA Football 2006) and Charles Woodson (NCAA Football 1999).  Both of those players were Heisman winners.

Last year’s cover boy was Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.

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25 Responses to “Denard Robinson wins cover vote for NCAA Football 14”
  1. MasMacho says: Mar 12, 2013 11:37 AM

    Ugh. A guy from the school up north on the cover? I guess I can’t buy it this year.

  2. tlmoon2112 says: Mar 12, 2013 11:41 AM

    The Alabama Teabagging crew will be along to start bashing in 3……2………1…….

  3. thraiderskin says: Mar 12, 2013 12:02 PM

    A better cover would have been the re-enactment of Jadeveon Clowney plastering that wolverat, but I guess you can’t use a guy still in a program.

  4. Duke says: Mar 12, 2013 12:19 PM

    Too bad EJ didn’t win.

  5. jrs45 says: Mar 12, 2013 1:21 PM

    Looks like I’ll be editing the cover lol

  6. normtide says: Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PM

    Denard is a great athlete, and from what I’ve read, a helluva man as well. I have no problem with someone like that getting some props.

    Tlmoon says he is a gator fan, but he its always talking about my team. I guess its either envy or a sad outlook on life. Either way, Roll Tide, and have a great day everyone.

  7. lionscornbread90 says: Mar 12, 2013 1:49 PM

    How about we just say congrats to a kid who busted his butt all through school and will be missed in A2.

    Good job Denard. All the best!

  8. raiderufan says: Mar 12, 2013 1:53 PM

    This announcment is the most exciting thing about this game. I’ll buy NCAA 2011 and get the same game for $5.

  9. Shoe says: Mar 12, 2013 2:18 PM

    Very cool. Anytime Robinson had the ball in his hands, he was a threat to go all the way. That was really exciting to watch.

    In all his interviews, he seems like such a nice, humble guy, too.

  10. gerryb323 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:15 PM

    Got those Howard and Woodson cover years flipped…
    (Woodson was 99, the year after he won the Heisman)

  11. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 12, 2013 3:51 PM

    gerryb323 says:
    Mar 12, 2013 3:15 PM
    Got those Howard and Woodson cover years flipped…
    (Woodson was 99, the year after he won the Heisman)


    Well there’s no way Desmond Howard was 2006 is there? Didn’t Howard strike the pose in the early 90’s?

  12. buckeye94 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:33 PM

    Gerryb323 is right the covers are flipped

  13. mblue24 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:44 PM

    Go Blue!!! Good job Denard.

  14. 11thstreetmafia says: Mar 12, 2013 8:23 PM

    Man, I heard this guy speak for the first time after this last ND game. Is there something wrong with him, seriously? Does he have a learning disability?

  15. hehateme1 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:50 PM

    The streetmafia- first of all…stupid name. Secondly… Your an idiot

  16. desal2ds says: Mar 12, 2013 9:53 PM

    That’s right Suckeye fans, Shoelace is on the cover!

  17. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Mar 13, 2013 8:22 AM

    hehateme1 says:
    Mar 12, 2013 8:50 PM
    The streetmafia- first of all…stupid name. Secondly… Your an idiot


    It’s “you’re” not “your.”

    You might want to have the correct one when calling someone an idiot.

  18. spreadthecheese says: Mar 13, 2013 1:45 PM

    Has there ever been a backup QB on the cover of NCAA or is Denard the first? Maybe next year EA can aim for a walk-on kicker to be the poster boy.

    Denard Robinson: best QB to grace an NCAA cover since Chris Weinke.

  19. bengalsstillsuck says: Mar 13, 2013 3:17 PM

    Is this a joke if it is please stop

  20. bigboi30 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:07 PM

    I really enjoy how stupid people can be about Denard, he didn’t loose his spot, he wasn’t a back up QB. Let’s get our facts straight. He was injured and couldn’t grip the ball. But he was such a dedicated team player, that before his injury was healed he wanted to contribute with his talent and abilities by filling I’m other positions and being a hard working team player. His dedication to his team was inspirational. Even when he want on the field, after every score he was the first person congratulating his teammate. No one deserves this cover more then Denard, and he makes every Michigan fan and player stand tall.

  21. spreadthecheese says: Mar 13, 2013 5:48 PM


    Was the reason he was picked 5 times in one game because of his being unable to pick the ball, too? From everything I’ve seen Denard is a good guy, but that doesn’t mean he deserves to be on the cover of NCAA. He started the ’12 season as the starting QB and a Heisman candidate, and he ended it as a WR. That says something.

    Just a quick FYI: if you’re going to call someone stupid, it’s probably best you don’t spell “lose” as “loose.” I know we all make typos so I don’t normally sweat it, but generally if you’re downgrading another person’s intelligence it’s best you spell check it first.

  22. cullimon says: Mar 13, 2013 6:41 PM

    Dang, I was looking forward to buying. Maybe next yr

  23. mtheparrothead says: Mar 13, 2013 9:31 PM

    No Ohio player made the cover, go figure. Trailer parks everywhere are furious.

  24. brownsbacker316 says: Mar 18, 2013 12:04 AM

    Captain interception on the cover? What a joke.

  25. tigersfandan says: Aug 6, 2013 9:09 PM

    It is amazing how angry the Buckeye fans are over a video game cover.

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