News

Sherman wins the cover of Madden

Sherman wins the cover of Madden

Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman (25) comes up with the football as Seahawks' Earl Thomas (29) celebrates after Sherman intercepted an Arizona Cardinals pass in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press/(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

 

Seahawk corner Richard Sherman will be the latest cover athlete for the Madden video game franchise. The defensive back will grace the cover of “Madden NFL 15” which will be available on August 15th. Sherman got the cover through a bracket contest that was decided by the voting of fans on ESPN.com. In the first round Sherman, the number one seed, shut down Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery then got by Saints tight end Jimmy Graham in round two. By downing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in round three, it set up the Championship versus Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Sherman received 56% of the 661,412 votes to become the cover boy.

“Winning the cover is a kid’s dream come true,” Sherman said. “I would never be in the position without my fellow Legion of Boom members and teammates.”

According to Terry Blount of ESPN.com Sherman becomes the second Seahawks player to get the cover, as Shaun Alexander had the honor in 2007. Blount continues, “Sherman is only the third defensive player to make the cover, joining Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis in 2005 and Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu, who shared the 2010 cover with Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.”

(KPUG Newsroom)

Recent Headlines

8 hours ago in Music

Desert Trip is going to make October a memorable month

bobdylan

Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young and more are set to take California by storm this fall.

14 hours ago in Music

Paul McCartney meets ‘Blackbird’ inspirations

paulmccartney324810027294

Paul McCartney met two members of the "Little Rock Nine," who helped inspire the hit Beatles song.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

Jim Beam fills 14 millionth bottle of bourbon

jimbeam807686855761

Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry.

15 hours ago in Music

Fans thirsty for ‘Lemonade’ as Beyoncé breaks Taylor Swift’s chart record

beyonce202549291568

Beyoncé has shattered Taylor Swifts's Billboard album chart record by landing Hot 100 places for all the tracks from her new album "Lemonade."

15 hours ago in Entertainment, Viral Videos

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as told by emojis

11-overlay-2

If the blockbuster movie was told entirely by characters on your cell phone.