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POSTED BY akatkin ON Apr 19, 2011

Fans Select Mark Ingram as NCAA Football 12 Cover Athlete

EA SPORTS asked the question: Who do you want to see on the cover of NCAA Football 12?

The answer: U Want Mark Ingram.

Today, EA SPORTS announced that University of Alabama running back Mark Ingram will appear on the cover of NCAA Football 12, wrapping up a four-week voting campaign in which the fans had the chance to select the game’s next cover athlete for the first time in franchise history.

Ingram, who captured the Heisman Trophy and won a National Championship during in his illustrious collegiate career at Alabama, defeated three worthy candidates en route to another historical milestone.

Auburn University defensive linemen Nick Fairley, University of Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray, and quarterback Jake Locker of the University of Washington were also in the running to appear on the cover, and each put up a valiant effort throughout the campaign before falling short in the polls.

As for Ingram, the achievement will be his last as a member of the Crimson Tide — one he will cherish forever.

If you're a fan, be sure to check out EA SPORTS' exclusive video interview where Ingram shares his thoughts on appearing on the game’s cover.

In addition, exclusively on the NCAA Football 12 Facebook fan page, you can see the just-revealed cover of NCAA Football 12 featuring Ingram, as well as behind-the-scene pictures from his photoshoot with EA SPORTS in Dallas, Texas.