NCAA Football Cover Vote Names Top 4
And then there were four. After a month of campaigning, the NCAA Football Cover Vote is now down to four players.
Fans can vote on the NCAA Football Facebook page through Monday, February 25, when the final two candidates will be announced.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama: The University of Alabama has carried their on-field domination into the NCAA Football Cover Vote, where they have led all vote-getters in each of the last three rounds. The back-to-back national champions edged out Michigan for the top spot in the quarterfinal voting.
The latest in the long line of dominant Alabama running backs, Lacy is trying to become the second Alabama cover athlete in the last three years (Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram graced the cover of NCAA Football 2012.) Lacy finished 2012 with 1,322 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns, averaging a whopping 6.5 yards per carry. Lacy was also huge in the Tide's BCS National Championship victory, rushing for 140 yards and two touchdowns for the Tide.
Denard Robinson, QB/ATH, Michigan: Denard Robinson continued his busy offseason by advancing into the last four of the NCAA Cover Vote just days after his team prevailed at Madden Bowl XIX in New Orleans.
Few players in NCAA history have possessed the game-breaking ability of Denard Robinson, better known to some as “Shoelace.” He's one of just two quarterbacks in the history of college football to pass for 2,500 yards and rush for 1,500 yards in the same season, and also holds the NCAA record for most career rushing yards by a QB (4,495).
Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M: After capping off their first year in the SEC with an emphatic win in the Cotton Bowl, Texas A&M jumped to an early lead in the NCAA Football Cover Vote and have not looked back. It’s been quite a year in Aggieland, and it may continue with the cover of NCAA Football 14.
Swope is the most decorated wide receiver in the storied history of Aggie football after leaving College Station as the school's all-time leader in both receptions (252) and receiving yards (3,117). Swope was pivotal in Texas A&M's November upset of then-No.1 Alabama, hauling in 11 catches for 111 yards and a score.
Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon: Fresh off a 12-win season and a win in the Fiesta Bowl, Oregon’s Kenjon Barner is poised to “Win the Day,” and prevail in the NCAA Football Cover Vote.
Barner was one of the centerpieces of Oregon's high-octane offense, racking up more than 1,700 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns in his senior season in Eugene. He delivered one of the season's signature offensive performances, rushing for 321 yards and five touchdowns in a wild 62-51 win at Southern California.
Fans are encouraged to visit the NCAA Football Facebook page to cast their votes. In order to vote for the player, fans must “like” the image to register one vote for the athlete. Votes can also be cast for the player's university through the page's school polls.