It is official: Richard Sherman is the lucky one to be blessed/cursed with the cover of Madden 15. The curse hasn't had too much of an effect in recent years, but it's still present enough to be talked about in fan circles. Either way, Richard Sherman beat out Cam Newton in the final vote, which was the culmination of over 10 million votes across all voting rounds. Sherman is coming off a stellar year that was capped off with a domination of the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Now, he has received possibly the best honor he can have from the fans. Madden 15 will launch later this summer and will be available across most platforms.
RICHARD SHERMAN WINS MADDEN NFL 15 COVER VOTE
Seahawks Defender Defeats Cam Newton in Finale
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –June 6, 2014 – The Legion of Boom has earned another accolade, as Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman has won the Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote. Sherman faced off against Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals and was revealed as the winner of the fan-voted cover in a special segment on SportsCenter. The announcement was made on the heels of the release of the first official Madden NFL 15 gameplay video, which features reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly.
Sherman proved to be just as dominant off the field as he is on it, shutting down his opposition throughout the tournament. After dispatching Chicago Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery in the opening round, he also thwarted New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and division rival Colin Kaepernick en route to the title. The fans have been especially active in this year’s Cover Vote competition, casting approximately 10 million votes over the course of the contest, and averaging nearly 650,000 votes per matchup.
“Richard Sherman is a fantastic cover athlete selection by the fans,” said Anthony Stevenson, Vice President of Global Marketing for EA SPORTS. “Defense is a big focus for Madden NFL 15, and Sherman is one of the brightest defensive stars in the NFL. He shares the same energy and passion for the game as our ‘legion’ of Madden fans.”
Madden NFL 15 allows players to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. Add in all-new broadcast-inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season.
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