Bama's Eddie Lacy on the cover of latest Sports Illustrated issue

If you pick up a copy of Sports Illustrated on Thursday, you'll recognize Alabama running back Eddie Lacy on the cover.

Lacy was named most outstanding offensive player in Monday night's championship game.{}{} This is the second time he's made the cover this season.{} The first time was{}when{}Alabama beat Georgia in the SEC{}Championship game.

For those who keep count, this is the 23rd time Crimson Tide football has appeared on the cover, which{}includes 12 covers in the past four seasons.