February 22, 2013

12th Man Rallies For Victory As Texas A&M Enters Semi-Finals In EA Sports Contest

On the heels of a winning season and a record-setting Heisman victory, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie football team is again in heated competition, but this time the action is online as Texas A&M enters into the semi-finals of EA Sports’ NCAA Football Cover Vote contest.

The football team gave Aggie fans an unforgettable season, but now it’s up to the 12th Man to snag wide receiver Ryan Swope the honor of being featured on the cover of NCAA Football 14, a popular video game by EA Sports.

Fans can vote here on the EA Sports Facebook page through Monday, Feb. 25, when the final two candidates will be announced.

“The 12th Man has always supported Aggie football and being featured on the cover of EA Sports NCAA Football would be huge,” said Texas A&M Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin. “Ryan Swope is a great senior representative of our football team. I encourage the 12th Man to vote and let’s continue the positive momentum we have built together.”

Swope is the most decorated receiver in the history of Aggie football. After the Aggies’ decisive Cotton Bowl victory last season, Swope has left the university as the all-time leader in both receptions and receiving yards.

Vying for the cover against Swope are Eddie Lacy, running back for Alabama; Denard Robinson, quarterback for Michigan; and Kenjon Barner, running back for Oregon.

“The opportunity to have Texas A&M on the cover of this popular football video game would be the ‘icing on the cake’ to our successful transition into the SEC and a year of tremendous growth for the Texas A&M brand,” said Jason Cook, Texas A&M’s vice president for marketing and communications. “EA Sports’ NCAA Football is distributed by every national retailer that sells video games – from big-box chains to gaming shops – and reaches a wide demographic, including a lot of potential Aggie students and fans.”

After the final two schools are announced Monday, voting for the finals will begin the following day, Tuesday, Feb. 26 and end on March 8. If Swope makes the cut, Aggie fans will need to vote again in the final round to secure the win.

Vote for Ryan Swope by visiting https://www.facebook.com/easportsncaafootball.

NCAA Football 14 will be released this summer and fans can pre-order on Origin, EA Sports’ official online store.

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Media Contact: Lesley Henton, News & Information Services at Texas A&M University; (979) 845-5591; lshenton@tamu.edu

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