Cardale Jones appears on new ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones burst onto the scene with a dismantling of Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game.

Now, about a week before Jones leads the Buckeyes against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the inaugural College Football Playoff, the sophomore quarterback will be on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated.

Each of the four playoff teams have their own cover with Blake Sims of Alabama, Jameis Winston of Florida State, and Heisman winner Marcus Mariota of Oregon also being featured.