EA Announces Desean Jackson And Owen Schmitt As Cover Athletes For NCAA Football 09

May 6, 2008


Jackson Featured on PlayStation 2
Cover and Schmitt Graces PlayStation Portable Pack Front

EA has announced the final two cover
athletes for NCAA Football 09, scheduled to hit stores across North America on
July 15 from EA SPORTS. Former Cal wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, will be the
cover athlete on PlayStation 2 while former West Virginia Mountaineer Owen
Schmitt can be found on the cover of the PlayStation Portable version of the

In three seasons at Cal, Jackson
ranks third all time in receiving yards (2,423) and third in receiving
touchdowns (22). He was rated as the #1 receiver in the nation by The Sporting
News and Rivals.com going into his junior campaign. Jackson was a first team
All-Pac-10 selection and led the nation in average punt return yards (18.2) in
his sophomore season. In the recently held NFL Draft, Jackson was selected in
the second round (49th overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Schmitt, a tough-minded fullback,
finished his West Virginia Mountaineer career as one of the greatest players in
school lore. In his career, Schmitt earned 21 career starts and carried the ball
for 1,003 yards, a 6.3-yard average, during his Mountaineer career.

NCAA Football 09 on PlayStation 2
will feature authentic collegiate animations, an all-new Mascot Challenge and
bring to life the atmosphere, pageantry and tradition of college football. The
PlayStation Portable version will include arcade-influenced gameplay that throws
you into the action faster than ever and brings out the fun and excitement of
Big Play Saturdays. Both the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions of
NCAA Football 09 will feature EA SPORTS Family Play, a fun and accessible game
mode that has simplified game controls, playcalling system and playbooks.

Former Arkansas All-American Darren
McFadden is the cover athlete for NCAA Football 09 on the Xbox 360 while Matt
Ryan from Boston College is featured on the PLAYSTATION®3 pack front. Also,
Sparty the Spartan from Michigan State University will grace the cover on the
Nintendo Wii. For each of the platforms, NCAA Football 09 brings to life the fun
and excitement of gameday Saturdays and captures the true emotion of the college
football experience.

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