Updated March 8, 12 p.m.: Thanks to your support, 12th Man, Ryan Swope is less than 3,000 votes behind Michigan’s Denard Robinson. Texas A&M held the lead briefly overnight, but Michigan has gained it back this morning. Voting ends TONIGHT at 10:59 p.m. CST.
Updated March 7, 2 p.m.: 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 is in the finals of EA Sports’ NCAA Football Cover Vote contest. Texas A&M trails Michigan in the final vote by 8,000, with less than 48 hours remaining in the 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, by voting at http://tx.ag/voteSwope and then passing the link on to their family and friends. Voting for the finals ends Friday, March 8 at 10:59 p.m CST.
“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.
“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.”
Voting in the other competition rounds does not count for the final round; votes must be cast again in the final round to secure the win.
NCAA Football 14 will be released this summer and fans can pre-order on Origin, EA Sports’ official online store.
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