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EA Sports and the NCAA to Offer Former College Athletes a Chance to get in the Game

by on September 6, 2012
 

So you played college football, had an amazing time on campus, hung out with the cool kids and dated the cutest girls. Your after college life may have been a different story and like many student athletes you may have not been able to go pro. Well don’t give up your dreams yet, EA Sports and NCAA Football are looking for a few gridiron experienced individuals to join the fabulous world of gaming.

EA SPORTS and NCAA Football will offer two post-graduate, former football student-athletes an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of the sport to the newest edition of the EA SPORTS™ NCAA® Football videogame through a sixteen-week full-time, paid fellowship, commencing in January 2013. The positions will be based out of the EA Tiburon studio in Orlando, Fla. EA SPORTS has started accepting applications for the fellowship program

“We are excited to continue the fellowship program with NCAA Football again this year,” said Cam Weber, GM of Football, EA SPORTS. “The addition of the football student-athletes through last year’s program proved to be successful, as their experience contributed to the depth and authenticity of our games. We look forward to working with the participants who are selected this year.”

The NCAA Football videogame franchise delivers the pride and pageantry of gameday by connecting players to the emotion of the college football experience. From fight songs to school specific traditions, Division I FBS college programs are recreated with unparalleled authenticity. Interns selected for the fellowship will be challenged to translate their college football journey to creating compelling new game experiences for football fans.

This sounds like a great opportunity for the right individual to jump head first and tackle the future of gaming. The experiences that can be learned in this program could help a former player not only transition into game development but a career in sports outside of playing. So maybe you did not end up being the next Jerry Rice, plenty of opportunities still exist and the gaming industry has plenty of cute girls as well. Oh and gaming is becoming bigger than the movies by the way, so get in the game and be a star.

“We were very pleased with the success of last year’s fellowship and look forward to again providing former football student-athletes an opportunity to parlay their passion for the game to a unique young professional experience,” added Karl Benson, chair, NCAA Football.

Interested applicants may contact Shawnna Adamson, EA SPORTS University Relations Manager, at [email protected]

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