Search for 'Madden NFL 12' cover athlete down to two

Posted April 18, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The 32-player tournament to decided the cover athlete for "Madden NFL 12" has reached the championship round.

Browns RB Peyton Hillis, a No. 10 seed, shockingly defeated Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, with 61 percent of the fan votes. Rodgers was one of two No. 1 seeds.

On the opposite side of the bracket, Eagles QB Michael Vick, a No. 3 seed, took out Vikings RB Adrian Peterson with 59 percent of the votes. Vick would become the first player to grace the cover twice, as he made his original appearance as a member of the Falcons in 2004.

Voting for the championship round will take place from April 18-25, with the winner being announced on April 27.