In a total shock (sarcasm off), EA has put Tim Te-Blow on its cover for NCAA Football 11
when it hits shelves on July 13th. It makes sense to a degree, as Tebow is a 2-time NCAA champ, Heisman Trophy winner and has used up his college eligibility, making him a prime choice. Unfortunately, his college career may not translate into the next level where they don’t run gimmick offenses and have your QB run the ball 15 times a game, but it is an NCAA game.
Each platform will have a unique cover shot of Tebow, adding to the legend and hype around him. But hey, give his agent credit, as this may be the last exposure he gets before his career fades into obscurity...or heads up north to the CFL.
EA Announces Tim Tebow as the Exclusive NCAA Football 11 Cover Athlete
Heisman Trophy Winner to Be Uniquely Featured on Each Platform Cover
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will be featured on the cover of EA SPORTS™ NCAA® Football 11, available in stores July 13th. Tebow is celebrated as one of the greatest college football players in history and is revered as an ambassador of college football.
Tebow was the first sophomore in history to win the coveted Heisman Trophy following his 2007 season as the Florida Gators’ starting quarterback. In that season, Tebow became the first player in NCAA history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in a single season. Tebow is one of the most decorated college quarterbacks in history, winning the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s best quarterback in 2007 and becoming only the second player in NCAA history to earn the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s top football player, on two occasions.
NCAA Football provides the ultimate experience for the true football fan, delivering the excitement and pageantry that can only be found in college football. NCAA Football 11 will give players 120 ways to win with real college offenses that, for the first time ever, reflect the authentic style of every NCAA FBS school. NCAA Football 11 recreates the intensity of college football Saturdays, achieving all-new levels of quality in core gameplay for the award-winning franchise.
With the major game features scheduled to be announced between now and launch, football fans are encouraged to visit http://www.ncaafootball11.com regularly for the most up-to-date information, including insider blogs written by the NCAA Football 11 development team.
Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, and licensed by The Collegiate Licensing Company, NCAA Football 11 will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems.