Two weeks after former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated, one of his Crimson Tide teammates has earned the prestigious honor. Wide receiver Amari Cooper will be featured on one of five regional covers previewing the upcoming college football season.

The junior will represent the Crimson Tide, who Sports Illustrated predicts will finish second in the first College Football Playoff. The magazine singles out Cooper as a weapon for Lane Kiffin's offense when teams try to stop Alabama's talented group of running backs.

The issue will also feature a story from Lars Anderson's book The Storm and The Tidewhich looks back at how the football program helped Tuscaloosa heal following the April 2011 tornado.

All five regional SI covers can be seen here.