EA Sports’ fan vote to decide which Heisman winner will appear alongside former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III on the cover of “NCAA Football 13″ is down to two candidates.
Herschel Walker and Barry Sanders. Two of the greatest college running backs of all time.
Walker won the 1982 Heisman for the Georgia Bulldogs at the end of a brilliant college career. Walker went pro for the New Jersey Generals of the short-lived USFL before playing for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. Walkers also represented the United States in the 1992 Winter Olympics as a bobsledder, which this writer thought was awesome.
Barry Sanders won his Heisman for his accomplishments in the 1988 season, during which he rushed for an average of more than 237 yards per game. Sanders went on to spend his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions and earned distinction as the best real-life running back of his era. (Bo Jackson, of course, is the best Tecmo Super Bowl running back of his era.)
You can vote here. There are more important elections this year, but this one is pretty cool.