A guy Terrell Suggs had never heard is on the 'Madden' cover

April 28, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Remember back in September when a running back that Terrell Suggs had never heard of rumbled for 144 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens? Well that no-name back is now the cover boy for the next installment of the popular "Madden" franchise.

Browns running back Peyton Hillis won a bracket-style tournament using fan votes to determine which player EA Sports would put on the "Madden 2012" cover. Hillis beat out players such as Ray Rice and Aaron Rodgers on the way to the finals, where he nearly doubled up Michael Vick to get his mug put on video game boxes.

"It means a lot to me and my family," Hillis, a Pro Bowl alternate last season, said in a statement. "I just want to say thank you."

Hillis came out of nowhere last season to rush for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns, and Suggs wasn't the only one who was stunned by what the bulldozing fullback was able to do once he got the opportunity to be a feature back. Still, this quote from Suggs after the Ravens' Week 3 win was laughable, though:

"Never heard of him before in my life,” Suggs, candid as always, said on "The Dan Patrick Show" the following morning. “I know who he is now, though.”

And now that Hillis is on the cover of "Madden," so will gamers and casual football fans across the country.

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