March 12, 2013
Denard Robinson Interview
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- EA Sports announced today (Tuesday, March 12) that former University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) has been voted by fans as the cover champion of NCAA Football '14. Robinson joins Charles Woodson (1999) and Desmond Howard (2006) as former Wolverines to grace the cover of the popular video game.
"It's such a blessing," said Robinson. "I've been playing this video game since I was a little kid, and it's a dream come true. I can't thank the fans enough for their votes. It's hard to put into words what all of their support means to me. It was an honor to wear the maize and blue for four years, and it will be an honor to represent Michigan and the fans on the cover of NCAA '14. I'm so glad that winged helmet is on there."
Fan voting began through Facebook on Dec. 5 with 126 schools vying for the cover and concluded on March 8 after nearly six million total votes. Michigan advanced each round until the quarterfinals, where each of the eight remaining schools was paired with a cover athlete. Robinson was unveiled as Michigan's cover representative, and after advancing through the quarterfinals and leading the semifinals, Robinson was named a finalist along with Texas A&M's Ryan Swope on Feb. 26. Fans then selected Robinson as the NCAA Football '14 cover champion after voting concluded on March 8.
Robinson is Michigan's all-time leader in total yards (10,745) and touchdowns (91). In his final game against South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, Robinson set the NCAA career record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 4,495.