FORMER HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER
DESMOND HOWARD SELECTED FOR COVER OF EA’S NCAA FOOTBALL 06 VIDEO GAME
All-New Race for the Heisman Mode
Gives Gamers the Chance to Win the Prestigious Heisman Trophy
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 3, 2005 –
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that former Heisman Memorial
Trophy® Award winner Desmond Howard will appear on the cover of NCAA® Football
06, the newest iteration of EA SPORTS™ best-selling college football video game
franchise. In an all-new Race for the Heisman mode, players can start their
career as a prep star and work their way to becoming one of the nation’s top
collegiate players with the hopes of winning the coveted Heisman Trophy.
“Desmond Howard provided one of the
most vivid Heisman moments in college football history and what better way to
capture the essence of NCAA Football 06 than by putting his memorable Heisman
touchdown pose on the cover of our game,” said Todd Sitrin, Vice President,
Marketing at EA’s Tiburon studio.
“I’m very excited about being chosen
to be on the cover of NCAA Football 06,” said Desmond Howard. “Winning the
Heisman Trophy was one of the greatest moments of my football career and it’s
cool that EA SPORTS is now giving gamers the chance to experience that for
themselves in NCAA Football 06.”
Howard, a former receiver at the
University of Michigan from 1988-1991, won the Heisman Trophy in 1991 as a
junior after catching 61 passes for 950 yards and 19 touchdowns (23 total
touchdowns). He was the first receiver in Big Ten conference history to lead the
league in scoring with 138 points. A first round draft pick by the Washington
Redskins in the 1992 NFL Draft, Howard went on to be named MVP of Super Bowl
XXXI while with the Green Bay Packers.
With all new features, redesigned
graphics and improved gameplay, NCAA Football 06 continues to be the most
authentic and realistic college football gaming experience. Gamers can act as
Impact Players and single handedly break games wide open with highlight reel
moves and special animations or take control of a program and make a run for the
championship through a revamped Dynasty Mode. In addition, NCAA Football 06 has
the exclusive license for college football videogames, and will be the only game
to feature actual teams, stadiums and schools.
Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA
Tiburon, NCAA Football 06 will be available in July on the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.
The game’s official website is
About Electronic Arts
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in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment
software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and
distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal
computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three
brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA GAMES™ and EA SPORTS BIG™. In fiscal 2004, EA posted
revenues of $2.96 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million
copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is
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