Ever since the NCAA Football video game series by EA Sports shut down in 2013, due to issues with the use of player’s likenesses, the series has taken a different meaning to so many.
Whether it’s still playing the game in an online dynasty with friends, or watching a popular figure like Barstool’s Big Cat stream a dynasty with the created “Coach Duggs”, the game has continued to drive in fans. Since the beginning of March, the resale value of NCAA 14, the last game produced, has skyrocketed to over $100.
One of the more popular ways that people have stayed involved with the video game is through custom covers, often depicting what athlete would have their face on the game if there was another release to happen. With that, Fifth Quarter has decided to try its hand at custom covers for a NCAA Football 2021 game, which likely would have released in July 2020. All custom covers were made by staff writer Kevin Fielder:
LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr. (Freshman Edition)
In his freshman season with the LSU Tigers, cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. finished with six interceptions and 21 passes defended. Stingley Jr. was a 2019 Consensus All-American.
Ohio State DE Chase Young (All-American Edition)
Ohio State defensive end Chase Young was a wrecking ball for the Buckeyes’ defensive line, finishing his final college season with 17 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. Young was selected by the Washington Redskins with the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
LSU QB Joe Burrow (Heisman Edition)
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow captured the Heisman Trophy after finishing his senior season with 5,671 passing yards, 60 passing touchdowns and six interceptions. In the process, LSU scored more points than any FBS team ever. Burrow was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the first overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
Former Auburn QB Cam Newton (Inspired by Madden 2021 Cover)
Leave a comment below on what your favorite cover is. If you have an idea for another cover – your idea could be the inspiration we use for more covers!