- 1Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson won a fan vote to be on the cover of NCAA Football 14, which would be the last in the series due to legal questions about whether college athletes should be paid for use of their likenesses
- 2Baylor University quarterback
- 3Oklahoma State running back
- 4Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram Jr. appeared on all versions of NCAA Football 12.
- 5Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow was on all versions of NCAA Football 11.
- 6Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree was on the Xbox360 version of NCAA Football 10.
- 7USC Trojans quarterback Mark Sanchez graced the cover of the PSP version of NCAA Football 10.
- 8Texas Longhorns defensive end/linebacker Brian Orakpo was on the NCAA Football 10 PlayStation 2 cover.
- 9Arkansas Razorbacks running back Darren McFadden appeared on the Xbox 360 version of NCAA Football 09.
SpartySparty, the Michigan State Spartans mascot, was selected for the cover of the Wii version of NCAA Football 09.
- 11Utah Utes quarterback Brian Johnson appeared on the PlayStation 3 cover of NCAA Football 10.
- 12West Virginia Mountaineers fullback Owen Schmitt was on the NCAA Football 09 cover for the PSP.
- 13Boston College Eagles quarterback Matt Ryan graced the cover of the NCAA Football 09 for the PlayStation 3.
- 14Wide receiver and return specialist DeSean Jackson of the California Golden Bears was on the PlayStation 2 cover of NCAA Football 09.
Jared ZabranskyJared Zabransky, a quarterback for the Boise State Broncos, was on the cover of NCAA Football 08.
- 16Running back Reggie Bush from the USC Trojans appeared on the cover of NCAA Football 07.
- 17To honor one of the most memorable Hesiman Trophy winners ever, former Michigan Wolverines wide receiver and return specialist Desmond Howard appeared on the cover of NCAA Football 06, which also introduced the Race for the Hesiman mode within the game.
- 18For , Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was selected to appear on the cover of the video game.
- 19USC quarterback Carson Palmer was named the cover athlete for all versions of the NCAA Football 04 game.
- 20Joey Harrington, a quarterback for the Oregon Ducks, appeared on the cover of NCAA Football 2003.