NCAA Football is an American football video game series developed by EA Sports in which players control and compete against current Division I FBS college teams. Because of NCAA rules, current college players cannot be used as cover athletes. Instead, each cover features a player whose college eligibility ended the season before the game's release, wearing his former college uniform. The only two exceptions have been the Wii version of NCAA Football 09, which featured Sparty, the mascot of Michigan State University, on the cover, and NCAA Football 06 when Desmond Howard was featured on the cover striking the Heisman Trophy pose during his career at Michigan, despite not playing for Michigan for more than 15 years. Starting in 2001, players are now able to import the draft classes of potential NFL prospects into the Madden NFL games (though this feature was removed in 2012 but returned in 2013).