EA Sports Names Barry Sanders Cover Athlete For "Madden NFL 25"
EA Sports last night named Pro Football HOFer Barry Sanders the cover athlete for "Madden NFL 25" following an expanded fan vote program that pitted former NFL stars against a collection of current players. Sanders prevailed over Adrian Peterson, earning 58% of the vote to 42% for the Vikings RB. The cover balloting drew 40 million votes, more than twice the 19.6 million votes from last year and more than three times the 12.7 million in '11. "Madden NFL 25," with the name of this year's version of the popular football video game franchise denoting its 25th anniversary, will be released Aug. 27.