Redwood City, Calif. – Cleveland Browns running back Peyton
Hillis will be the cover athlete for Madden NFL 12,
Electronic Arts (EA) announced on Thursday. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated
former Madden cover athlete and No. 3-seed Michael Vick in the finals of an
online voting campaign. More than 12.7 million votes were logged overall in the
campaign, which ran through ESPNSportsNation.com online and the mobile web.