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Vote on four potential NCAA Football 12 cover athletes

3:00 AM on 03.04.2011 // Samit Sarkar

EA Sports let the fans choose the Madden NFL 11 cover athlete last year, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees turned out to be the people's choice by a wide margin. Yesterday, the publisher announced a similar election for 2011: your votes will determine the coverboy for NCAA Football 12 in the "U Want ME" campaign.

The four choices are Mark Ingram (running back, University of Alabama), Nick Fairley (defensive tackle, Auburn University), DeMarco Murray (running back, University of Oklahoma), and Jake Locker (quarterback, University of Washington). From now through April 4th, you can vote once a day on the game's Facebook page; each new day of voting commences at 9 AM PST. EA Sports will announce the winner on April 19th.

Here's some background information on each of the candidates:

Nick Fairley - Defensive Tackle, Auburn University: In 2010 Fairley was one of the most dominant defensive linemen in college football, helping lead Auburn to an undefeated 14-0 season and a National Championship. In the 2011 BCS Championship game against Oregon, a disruptive Fairley recorded five tackles, one sack and a forced fumble while being named the game’s defensive MVP. To complement his MVP honor, Fairley who recorded 12 sacks on the season, also received the Rotary Lombardi Award, given to the best lineman or linebacker in college football.

Jake Locker - Quarterback, University of Washington: Locker set numerous records during his four-year stint at Washington, but may be recognized most for the immeasurable leadership he provided on the field for an up-and-coming Washington team. In his first season under center in 2007, Locker threw for more than 2,000 yards and 14 touchdowns, and ran for 950-plus yards with 13 touchdowns en route to being named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American. As a senior, Locker helped turn around a storied Washington program by leading the Huskies to a 19-7 upset victory over Nebraska in the 2010 Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl.

Mark Ingram - Running Back, University of Alabama: In 2010 Ingram had the season to remember capturing college football’s two biggest prizes: the National Championship and the Heisman Trophy. During a decorated career at Alabama, Ingram rushed for more than 3,000 yards and 42 touchdowns, including 17 touchdowns and more than 1,600 yards during his Heisman Trophy-winning sophomore season. In Alabama’s 49-7 victory over Michigan State in the 2011 Capital One Bowl, Ingram capped his junior season by scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 59 yards on 12 carries.

DeMarco Murray - Running Back, University of Oklahoma: Murray quickly took the Big12 by storm in 2007, scoring 15 touchdowns in his freshman season, four of which came in his Sooner debut. The 15-touchdown performance tied Adrian Peterson for a school record with most touchdowns in a season by a freshman. In his final collegiate game, Murray rushed for 93 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown in the Sooners 48-20 victory over Connecticut in the 2011 BCS Fiesta Bowl. Murray leaves Oklahoma holding its all-time touchdown record with 58 in four seasons.

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