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Peyton Hillis shocks world for Madden 12 cover

Posted on: April 27, 2011 5:05 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2011 11:51 am
 
P. Hillis suprisingly has won the Madden 12 cover (Getty). Posted by Will Brinson

Peyton Hillis overcame lots of odds to become a star running back in the NFL. He might have overcome MORE odds to become the cover athlete of Madden 12, in a shocking result that was revealed on live television.

Michael Vick stormed his way to the finals, while Hillis and the fans of Cleveland Browns grass-rooted their way to the finals of the first-ever competition that featured fan voting.

Hillis took the league by storm in 2010, rushing for 1,177 yards and getting in the end zone a total of 13 times.

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Of course, this may not do wonders for Hillis' value in fantasy football -- or for the Browns! -- if you believe in the Madden curse. Regardless, though, it's a fantastic story for a guy who flew under the radar out of Arkansas (behind Felix Jones and Darren McFadden) and was traded out of Denver for Brady Quinn.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Peyton Hillis shocks world for Madden 12 cover

@kukc44

I am not arguing about his production as compared to Charles or Foster, Peterson, Turner or CJ.  I don't believe that Hillis is the most talented back in the NFL, not even close.  My point was directed at the comments that Hillis wasn't deserving of the cover.  His production for the Browns deserves the recognition he is getting, and the fact that he did so well for Cleveland is what garnered the attention he received for the voting.  Of course fan voting can be skewed due to the "Madden curse" and one city putting forth more effort than another.  My point is that Hillis does deserve the attention he has been receiving, his contribution is note-worthy, and the other posters citing his non-probowl, non-league leading numbers are ignorant.

Charles did have a great year with limited carries, having to share work with Jones, but Hillis was no slouch either. 

Just for curiosity sake, Charles had 56% of the Chiefs rushing yards and 8 of the Chiefs 44 TDs. 




Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: April 28, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Peyton Hillis shocks world for Madden 12 cover

I love it. Thats my boy Peyton.



Since: Apr 8, 2011
Posted on: April 28, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Peyton Hillis shocks world for Madden 12 cover

What a waste of Ink!Surprised




Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: April 28, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Peyton Hillis shocks world for Madden 12 cover

rodgers will NEVER!! NEVER!! NEVER!! NEVER!! be on the cover the madden. he cannot and will not get hurt lol


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