Every EA NCAA Football cover athlete from Texas

Texas now has three players who have represented the program on the cover of an EA Sports NCAA Football video game.
Quinn Ewers, Texas football
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Brian Orakpo, Texas football
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Brian Orakpo (NCAA Football 10, PS2 version)

In the late 2000s, EA Sports decided to split up its different covers between its releases on each console. For two years in 2008 and 2009, EA Sports released a separate cover for its video game versions on the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP.

The PS2 version of NCAA Football 10 saw the second Longhorns player ever to be featured on the cover of one of the EA Sports college football video games. The fearsome reigning All-American and Nagurski Award winner, defensive end Brian Orakpo, graced the cover of NCAA Football 10 on the PS2 console.

In a video game that featured a few new modes and was continuing to push to the new generation of consoles, Orakpo's cover was a memorable game for those who played it back in the day. You could build high school teams and play as college teams from the past beyond just the regular exhibition mode in NCAA Football 10.

It's noteworthy that Orakpo is one of just two defensive players to ever be featured on the cover of an EA Sports college football video game. Former Michigan Wolverines Heisman-winner, Charles Woodson, was the first non-quarterback and defensive player featured when he graced the cover of NCAA Football 99.