FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second time in less than a week, Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden is featured on the cover of a national publication. After appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier this week, McFadden is featured on the current edition of ESPN The Magazine.
McFadden’s posed portrait is one of three regional covers for the publication’s college football preview. Louisville’s Brian Brohm, Harry Douglas and Mario Urrutia are one of the other regional covers while California’s DeShaun Jackson is featured on the third cover.
“It is exciting to see an Arkansas player on the front of these national magazines,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “It is great exposure for the University of Arkansas and helps in recruiting. What I appreciate is that despite all the national attention, Darren remains a grounded young man committed to his teammates and doing what it takes for our team to be successful this season.”
McFadden is also featured along with teammate junior tailback Felix Jones on page 126 of the magazine in an article highlighting the best teammate combinations in the nation.
McFadden became the first Arkansas football player since 1965 to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier this week. Harry Jones is the only other Razorback football player to grace the cover alone.
In addition to ESPN The Magazine and Sports Illustrated, McFadden has appeared on the cover of a dozen or more other pre-season publications including USA Today Sports Weekly, Athlon, Street and Smith’s, Lindy’s, Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook and The Sporting News.
Darren McFadden Covers
Pre-Season Magazine Covers
ESPN The Magazine cover shot (with Felix Jones inside shot)
Sports Illustrated cover shot
Blue Ribbon College Football (action)
Phil Steele College Football (action)
The Sporting News (action)
Arkansas Business 360 (posed)
Hawgs Illustrated (posed with Felix Jones, Michael Smith)
Hooten’s Arkansas Football (posed)
Street and Smith’s (posed – faceless helmet)
USA Today Sports Weekly (posed)
Arkansas Football Media Guide (posed with Peyton Hillis, Felix Jones and Marcus Monk)