EA DRAFTS HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER REGGIE BUSH AS COVER ATHLETE FOR NCAA FOOTBALL 07 VIDEO GAME
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â April 28, 2006 â Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that former University of Southern California All-American running back and 2005 Heisman Memorial TrophyÂ® Award winner Reggie Bush will appear on the cover of NCAAÂ® Football 07, the newest iteration of EA SPORTSâ¢ best-selling college football video game franchise.
âThis has been an amazing year for me and being chosen for the cover of NCAA Football 07 is a great way to end my college career,â said Bush. âIâve grown up playing EA SPORTS games and never imagined I would see myself on the cover of one.â
Bush, who is expected to be one of the top picks in the NFL Draft this weekend, also won the Walter Camp Award (Player of the Year), Doak Walker Award (Best Collegiate Running Back), 2005 Associated Press Player of the Year Award and The Sporting News Player of the Year Award. Starting all 13 games for the Trojans in 2005, Bush led the nation in all-purpose yards per game (222.3) and yards per rush (8.7), guiding USC to its third straight appearance in the national championship game.
NCAA Football 07 is all about turning the tide and features an all-new momentum system where big plays, defensive stops, and special teams keep you in constant struggle for momentum and can change the game at any time. Unprecedented graphics produce living stadiums that capture every moment in complete detail, including the authentic stadiums, mascots, and marching bands, making NCAA Football 07 the most realistic college football gaming experience ever.
Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, NCAA Football 07 will be available in July on the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft. It will also be available for the first time on the Xbox 360â¢ and the PSPâ¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system. The gameâs official website is www.ncaafootball07.com.
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Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered 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 four brand names: EA SPORTSâ¢, EAâ¢, EA SPORTS BIGâ¢ and POGOâ¢. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.