All 32 teams submitted a player. Thirteen million votes later, Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns is on the cover of Madden ’12 after topping Philadelphia’s Michael Vick, receving 66 percent of the final round votes.
Earlier in the day, Hillis called this day the “American Dream.” A 10-seed heading into the tournament, Browns fans came out in droves to see their bruising, hurdling back make the cover of one of the most popular franchises in the video game industry. He becomes the fourth running back to make the cover, and at 25-years old, he’s the youngest of which to do so.
In 2010, Hillis found the endzone 13 times while amassing over 1600 total yards. Here is where we remind you that Cleveland obtained his services for those of Brady Quinn.