Denard Robinson never won a Heisman Trophy during his career, but he did win another popular vote that might resonate even more with his peers.
EA Sports announced Tuesday that Robinson prevailed in fan voting to become the cover boy for its "NCAA Football '14" video game. The former Michigan quarterback edged out ex-Texas A&M receiver Ryan Swope after more than five million votes were cast during the fan balloting stages on Facebook.
"It's my goal to make somebody's day every day, but today U-M fans and family made my day," Robinson tweeted. "It's a blessing. Thank you all! Love!"
Robinson becomes the third Michigan player to appear on the cover of the popular video game, joining former Heisman winners Desmond Howard ("NCAA Football '99") and Charles Woodson ("NCAA Football 2006"). The company has not announced the release date yet for the game. Ohio State and Michigan State fans might have to hold their noses while buying it.