Robert Griffin III, the young man who just ran a 4.41 40 yard dash at the NFL scouting Combine has been announced as the cover athlete for EA’s NCAA Football 13. RG3 was one of the most dynamic players in all of college football last year. He was the winner of the Heisman trophy beating Andrew Luck for the award. He also won the Davey O’Brien Award and was named the AP College Football Player of the Year in 2011. Past cover athletes include Desmond Howard, Darren McFadden, and DeSean Jackson. So as you can see he is in esteemed company. Also, as far as we know, there is no “Madden Curse” when it comes to cover athletes for the NCAA Football games. The game is due to be released in the US on Tuesday, July 10.
In addition to RG3, fans will be able to vote for a fellow Heisman trophy winner to join him on the cover. 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.