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Two Cardinals rank among the top 100 players in EA Sports College Football 25

By meerna Jul10,2024
Two Cardinals rank among the top 100 players in EA Sports College Football 25

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After more than a decade of waiting, college football’s long-awaited return to the world of video games is almost here. We’re just one week away from the launch of “EA Sports College Football 25,” which is set to launch July 19 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. It’s the first college football video game to be released since NCAA Football 14 nearly 11 years ago.

Ahead of the game’s release, EA Sports released a list of the game’s top 100 players at launch, along with their overall ratings and other basic ratings. Among the top 100 were a pair of Cardinals: cornerback Quincy Riley and defensive end Ashton Gillotte.

Riley was the higher-rated of the two, entering the game as the No. 40 player with an overall rating of 92. He has 92 speed, 96 acceleration, 59 strength, 89 awareness and 95 jumping ability. Gillotte came in as the No. 72 player with an overall rating of 90 and has 84 speed, 93 acceleration, 87 strength, 91 awareness and 88 jumping ability.

The ACC has 15 of the top 100 players in College Football’s top 25, tied with the Big 12 for third in the game. The Big Ten leads with 31, with the SEC right behind with 29. Michigan CB Will Johnson, LSU OT Will Campbell, Oklahoma State RB Ollie Gordon II, Tennessee DE James Pearce and Ohio State S Caleb Downs round out the top five.

Since coming from Middle Tennessee prior to the 2022 season, Riley has been a key part of Louisville’s defense. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound guard established himself as one of the top cornerbacks in the ACC.

Riley finished the 2023 season with a team-high 12 pass breakups and second on the Cardinals in interceptions with three, while his 15 pass defenses were a conference-best. However, while also collecting 49 tackles and 1.5 for loss in the process, he was only named an honorable mention All-ACC selection.

In 2023, Gillotte was not only Louisville’s most impactful defender, he was also one of the best defensive linemen in all of college football.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound star edge rusher collected 14.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and 45.0 total tackles. His sack total was the highest in the ACC, eighth in the FBS and currently ranks ninth on the single-season sacks list in Louisville history. He earned multiple Second-Team All-American nominations for his efforts.

(Quincy Riley photo by Trevor Ruszkowski – USA TODAY Sports)

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