Cleveland Update: Peyton Hillis Named to Madden Cover

There are two things you can count on football related this week. First, there will be an NFL Draft starting tomorrow night at 8pm Eastern.

Second, Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will man the cover of the new Madden 12 video game. It was announced today that Hillis beat out former Madden cover-boy and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in a fan vote to dawn the cover of the popular NFL gaming series (ESPN News Link).

Now, being on the Madden cover has been known to jinx the player for the next year. Go no further than the last time Michael Vick was on the cover, the same year he broke his leg and missed the majority of the season for the Atlanta Falcons. Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George also suffered from a down year the same season he appeared on the cover of the Madden series video game.

On his way to the cover, Hillis beat the likes of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and the favorite in the fan vote, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Peyton Hillis will be the first Cleveland Browns player to appear on the Madden cover. So, all isn’t for not in Cleveland!!

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