Cover of Madden NFL 12: It's A Done Deal

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Cover of Madden NFL 12: It's A Done Deal

It's official: Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will appear on the box cover of this year's Madden (due in stores on August 30th). He's only the fourth running back to appear on the cover in Madden history. And he got there because you put him there.

EA Sports, along with partners SportsNation and ESPN, asked Madden fans to go online and vote for one of 32 possible cover candidates. Along the way, after three rounds of voting that saw showdowns like Mark Sanchez vs. Drew Brees (Brees won) and Aaron Rodgers vs. Ndamukong Suh (the number one-seeded Rodgers won), the field of 32 had been whittled down to just four players: Rodgers versus Hillis, and Michael Vick versus Adrian Peterson.

Of the four, no one here at Sports Gamer central would have picked Hillis. Personally, considering the year he had last year, including his MVP Super Bowl status, I thought it was Rodgers all the way. But the NFL is all about parity, and on any given Sunday anything can happen. And in the end, after more than 12 million votes were cast, after the dust finally cleared, Hillis had achieved a landslide victory by pulling down 66-percent of the votes. Vick, in the final, received only 34-percent.
Other players defeated by the number 10 seeded Hillis along the way: seven seed Ray Rice, two seed Matt Ryan, and six seed Jamaal Charles. "This has been a humbling experience and I want to thank all the fans in Cleveland and throughout the country that got behind me and voted each and every week," Hillis said.
The Browns were a mere 5-11 last year. But with the luck Hillis apparently has on his side these days, Browns fans have got to be optimistic about their chances in 2011.
Average: 3.1 (16 votes)


i am a big falcon fan as you can tell by my username so its a bummer that ryan missed the finals for the cover

me four

i really want to get it i have madden 10. madden 11 isn't that good. hopefully this one is better.

Mike Wallace should have been on the cover!! p.s. whos Peyton Hillis

I made a bet for $10 for Peyton Hillis over Aaron Rodgers. I said Hillis and now I get $10 when it comes out!!! Thank you ESPN for getting me $10!!!

Rodgers should of been on the cover, he won the super bowl for crying out loud! P.s. i am not a packers fan!

As much as I like Aaron Rodgers, I think the cover of Madden would get kinda boring if they had the Superbowl winning quarterback EVERY YEAR. Like they are doing with MLB the Show. This is the second year in a row they will have Joe Mauer.

Hillis is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wanted Michael Vick.... Vick is sick!!

I watched the reveal of the cover athlete on (my favorite show) SportsNation

me three!

me to.

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