Calvin Johnson wins NFL 13 Cover Vote
Detroit Lions wide receiver to appear on the cover
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Apr 26, 2012 - 1:45pm EST (Apr 26, 2012 13:45)
In an announcement made live in the middle of Times Square, EA SPORTS and ESPN revealed that Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will appear on the cover of Madden NFL 13 after defeating top-seeded Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during the final round of the Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote contest.
The announcement, made on location in the streets of Manhattan during a live broadcast of ESPN’s SportsNation, wrapped up a 64-player online tournament in which NFL fans were able to select the winner during a seven-week voting campaign.
With the victory, the 6th-seeded Johnson will be the first Detroit Lions player to appear on the cover since a shaded image of running back Barry Sanders shared the cover with Coach John Madden in 1999 (Madden NFL 2000), and the first wide receiver in Madden NFL franchise history to appear solo on the cover.
“Knowing that millions of fans took part in the campaign, and to be the one they selected to appear on the cover of the game they play every day is an honor,” said an ecstatic Johnson. “To make it this far, and to beat out guys like Cam and Aaron Rodgers, a Super Bowl winning quarterback, it’s surreal to say the least. Much love to all the fans who voted for me.”
Madden NFL 13 is developed by EA Tiburon and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 28, 2012.