Colt McCoy Acts Like A Hero – On And Off The Field: Texas QB Appears on the Cover of ESPN The Magazine’s College Football Preview Issue
Plus – Survey of 85 College Football Players & The Debut of a New Column: The Insider
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--College football is officially in the spotlight and no player feels the heat more than ESPN The Magazine’s cover athlete, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy. After finishing second in the Heisman voting and coming within mere points to get a bid in the BCS Championship Game, McCoy returns for his senior year to prove he’s the best quarterback in the country. In “Colt Hero,” writer Alyssa Roenigk profiles Texas fans whose love for McCoy extends far beyond the goal line. From saving a life -- to helping a child fight cancer -- to inspiring a grown man to buy a burnt-orange No.12 rubber ducky, this Longhorn can do it all. The new issue of ESPN The Magazine is on newsstands today.
“’Colt treats me like I’m not sick,’ says Sergio (Gonzales), who is now cancer-free and plans to return to school part-time in the fall. ‘Colt told me to keep fighting, to never give up,’ he says.”
Ken & Patina Herrington, McCoy’s neighbors in Graham, TX:
Sergio Gonzales, 12-year-old cancer survivor from Austin:
Kay Whitton, McCoy’s high school business teacher in Tuscola, TX:
Also in the preview, writers Bruce Feldman and Ryan Hockensmith survey 85 current college players about the state of their game and the results are revealed in “College Football Confidential.” Should players be paid? Does college football need a playoff? Do you have any gay teammates? In exchange for the truth, players were granted complete anonymity. Here is one poll where the athletes have the final say.
Sample questions and results:
The College Football Preview also includes a complete breakdown of the kickoff, a feature on LSU’s Trindon Holliday, a profile on players who skipped the NFL for their senior year and an in-depth analysis of all the top conferences.
The Mag also premieres a new column – The Insider, which is a rotating piece written by our top experts who use their exclusive access and insight to bring readers closer to the sports. This week writer Peter Keating explains how coaches are costing their teams victories by shunning onside kicks. Magazine subscribers get extra content for free by visiting Insider.
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