Barry Sanders to face Jerry Rice in semifinals of Madden Cover Vote

Posted by ttwentyman on April 11, 2013 – 10:14 am

Barry Sanders has been out of football nearly 15 years, but his popularity hasn’t waned much.

The Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back is one step closer to representing the team on the cover of the Madden video game series.

Sanders received 57 percent of the vote vs. Joe Montana to move on in the bracket-style tournament determined by fans voting.

“Wow! I didn’t think I would beat Montana on the #Madden25 vote. Thanks to all the fans! I’m coming for you @Jerry Rice,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.

Sanders now faces Montana’s former favorite target, Jerry Rice, in one semifinal. The other semifinal features Vikings running back Adrian Peterson vs. Texans running back Arian Foster.

Thus far, Sanders has defeated Ron Rivera, Marcus Allen, Ray Lewis and Montana.

Voting for the semifinals is now open through April 17 .

The winner will be determined April 24, the night before the NFL draft.

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2 Responses to “Barry Sanders to face Jerry Rice in semifinals of Madden Cover Vote”

  1. By Mike Barnett on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Detroit is back, Barry Sanders will run all over Jerry Rice and Adrian Peterson. ALL DAY

  2. By mike on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    even though barry was awesome, they should put a current player on the cover i think. that said put peterson on there

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