And the football player chosen to grace the cover of the 25th anniversary edition of Madden NFL is [drum roll, please] … Barry Sanders.
The Detroit Lions’ Hall of Fame running back beat Minnesota Vikings present-day running back Adrian Peterson in voting conducted by ESPN’s SportsNation. Sanders finished with 58 percent of the vote.
Congrats to my guy Barry Sanders for winning the 2013 Madden Cover!Any other guy to take me down… it would’ve been a problem! Salute
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) April 25, 2013
The game will be released Aug. 27.