Peyton Hillis Is The Madden 12 Cover Boy (Video)

Just over two weeks ago we featured the above picture as our “Picture of the Day,” and asked the question “Could it be?”

At that point in time, Peyton Hillis was on the verge of defeating the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers in the semi-finals of the 32-team Madden cover bracket.  Hillis would go on to advance to the final, where he would take on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.  After tallying over one million votes in the finals, the verdict was in.   Peyton Hillis was named the Madden 12 Cover Boy.

When it was all said and done, almost 13 million votes were cast throughout the entire competition, which was hosted by ESPN.  Hillis was announced as the winner earlier today on “SportsNation.”  He entered the competition with a No. 10 ranking, but pulled his own VCU-like run.  The only difference was that in the end, he did what the Rams couldn’t do – take home the title.

Here is footage of the announcement being made on “SportsNation.”

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