Denard Robinson wins cover vote for EA Sports' 'NCAA Football 14'

  Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson beat out Ryan Swope for the NCAA Football 14 cover. (USATSI)    
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson beat out Ryan Swope for the 'NCAA Football 14' cover. (USATSI)

Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will be the cover athlete on NCAA Football 14, EA Sports has announced.

Robinson emerged as the winner in a six-round vote that tallied over 5 million votes from college football fans across the country. Denard's competition in the finals was Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope, but even the Aggies faithful were unable to overcome Robinson's 250,000-plus votes in the final round.

"I want to say thank you to all the fans at Michigan for getting behind me," Robinson said in a release. "Michigan has one of the best fan bases."

Both Robinson and Swope have been encouraging fans to vote through their Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as appearing on nationally syndicated radio and television shows to promote the contest. Former Heisman Trophy winner and NCAA Football cover athlete Desmond Howard helped push Robinson's campaign, as did teammate Roy Roundtree.

The folks at EA Sports are expected to release more information about the new game in the coming weeks. 

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