EA College Football 25 Gameplay is Here

The Legend of Vladimir P. Adkins: An Unlikely Star EA College Football 25 Gameplay is Here, Exploring the Legend of Vladimir P. Adkins!

EA College Football 25 Gameplay is Here, Exploring the Legend of Vladimir P. Adkins!

By: John S | 06/04/2024


The first look at the gameplay for "College Football 25" is finally out.

EA Sports' first college football video game since 2013 will be released on July 19th (July 16 for those opting for early access), and the anticipation is palpable. Fans are beyond excited, and it’s easy to understand why. It's been 11 years since the last installment of this beloved series. In 2013, the world was a different place.

Now, we’re almost there, and the recently released gameplay video is set to boost the excitement even more. EA Sports had previously released a trailer in mid-May, which sent fans into a frenzy. The newly released gameplay video, unveiled late Friday morning, promises to deliver the epic gaming experience fans have been eagerly awaiting. If you expected the game to be extraordinary, you won’t be disappointed.

College Football 25 | Gameplay Deep Dive

The Legend of Vladimir P. Adkins: An Unlikely Star


Vladimir P. Adkins was a legendary create-a-player in the famed NCAA video game franchise.

As we celebrate the release of "College Football 25," let's take a look back at one of the most remarkable characters in NCAA Video Game Franchise history—Vladimir P. Adkins. Standing at 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, Adkins defied the limits of physics and expectations on the football field. He wasn't just a spectacle; he was a force of nature, combining unprecedented size with astonishing speed and agility.

Little-known fact: Vlad had a 99 Speed and 99 Break Tackle rating in the revered game of his time.

Adkins played for a team with a rather unconventional name and logo: the Manpons. The logo—a thermometer designed to look like a used tampon capable of fitting into a man’s urethra—was as bizarre as it was memorable.

Manpons logo

The iconic Manpons logo that Vlad made famous.

In his freshman year alone, Vladimir made history by rushing for a mind-blowing 8,000 yards and scoring 74 touchdowns. His feats on the field led the Manpons to the 2003 National Championship, where he cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players in collegiate football history.

"Vladimir is a one-in-a-million athlete. No one can ever forget what he did for the Manpons." – Coach Harold T. Jenkins
*During the 2003 season, Vladimir averaged an incredible 400 yards per game, breaking tackles as if physics were just a suggestion.

But here's the twist: Vladimir P. Adkins didn't exist in real life. No, Vladimir’s legendary season was actually played out in the virtual world of the NCAA college football video game.

Thanks to the advent of NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) rights in college sports, the resurrection of the NCAA college football game is no longer a hope but a reality. With real athletes now able to profit from their digital selves, fans may once again see a virtual Vladimir dominate the digital gridiron.

"With NIL, student-athletes can finally get the recognition and remuneration they deserve, paving the way for a new era in sports gaming."
Statistics: In his virtual freshman season, Vladimir amassed 8,000 rushing yards and 74 touchdowns—a feat that no real-life player has ever come close to matching.

The return of the game could very well bring back legends like Vladimir P. Adkins, ensuring that they are remembered not just as pixels on a screen, but as titans of the sport in their own right.

"The comeback of NCAA football games and NIL rights represent a virtual renaissance, where legends of the game can once more emerge and inspire."

Road to Glory in College Football 25

"College Football 25" brings back the much-loved Road to Glory mode, enhanced with new features and deeper gameplay. In Road to Glory, players create a custom athlete and navigate their college football career with the ultimate goal of winning the Heisman Trophy. This mode now includes a more immersive experience, allowing players to manage their player's schedule, GPA, and branding.

One of the standout features is the ability to enter the transfer portal, reflecting the modern dynamics of college sports. Players start by selecting from five positions: QB, RB, WR, MLB, and CB, each with specific archetypes that influence their skill tree. Unlike previous versions, players no longer start in high school but choose their recruit level at the beginning, impacting their journey to secure playing time and scholarships. This major omission of high school mode, where players previously began their journey, might seem odd to fans. After all, it's called Road to Glory, but the "glory" now starts immediately in college, bypassing the high school phase altogether. While this change shortens the narrative, it does streamline the experience, focusing on the collegiate aspect of the athlete’s career.

Managing time between academics, leadership, health, training, and brand activities is crucial. Decisions made throughout the game present ethical gray areas, ensuring a rich narrative experience where choices have significant consequences.


As we eagerly await the release of "College Football 25," the legacy of virtual legends like Vladimir P. Adkins reminds us of the unique blend of imagination and athleticism that video games bring to life. The renewed partnership between NIL rights and gaming offers a thrilling prospect: the chance to see larger-than-life players like Vladimir dominate the field once again, bridging the gap between the digital and real worlds.


Travis Hunter, Quinn Ewers,and Donovan Edwards share the EA College Football 25 cover.

The enhanced Road to Glory mode, with its deep narrative and player management aspects, promises to deliver an engaging experience that mirrors the unpredictability and excitement of real college football. As the release date approaches on July 19th, fans can look forward to reliving the magic of college football through both the legendary feats of players like Vladimir P. Adkins and their own custom athletes in this highly anticipated game.

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