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These are your 32 players vying for the Madden 13 cover athlete

Submitted by on Wednesday, 21 March 20122 Comments

For the past two weeks, football fans have been voting for their favorite athletes on the SportsNation Facebook page, selecting between two athletes per sports team.

The results have been tallied and the following 32 players will all be competing against each other for the Madden 13 cover athlete, as voted for by the fans. Does your favorite player make the cut?

  • Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald
  • Miami Dolphins Reggie Bush
  • Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan
  • Minnesota Vikings Jared Allen
  • Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice
  • New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski
  • Buffalo Bills Stevie Johnson
  • New England Patriots Brandon Lloyd*
  • Carolina Panthers Cam Newton
  • New Orleans Saints Drew Brees
  • Chicago Bears Matt Forte
  • New York Giants Victor Cruz
  • Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green
  • New York Jets Darrelle Revis
  • Cleveland Browns Joe Haden
  • Oakland Raiders Sebastian Janikowski
  • Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus Ware
  • Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy
  • Denver Broncos Tim Tebow
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu
  • Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson
  • San Diego Chargers Antonio Gates
  • Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • San Francisco 49ers Patrick Willis
  • Houston Texans Arian Foster
  • Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch
  • Indianapolis Colts Dwight Freeney
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers LeGarrette Blount
  • Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew
  • Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson
  • Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe
  • Washington Redskins Brian Orakpo

SportsNation will air a “Madden Cover Vote Special”  tonight on ESPN 2 from 6-7 p.m. ET and will follow the voting process every Wednesday hereafter detailing the latest in the polls and discussing the latest players to advance in the brackets. The winner and Madden 13 cover athlete will be revealed on April 25.

“Every football fan has an opinion on who should be on the Madden NFL cover, which was highly visible given the overwhelming response and debate that ensued during last year’s campaign. We’re proud to once again put the fate of the game’s cover in our fans’ hands and let them decide who is worthy of becoming the Madden NFL 13 cover athlete,” said director of marketing Anthony Stevenson. “Our collaboration with ESPN and SportsNation helped elevate the campaign to new heights last year and we’re thrilled to team up again on this award-winning program.”

Fans can go to to cast their votes. Last year, nearly 13 million votes were cast to select Browns running back Peyton Hillis as the Madden 12 cover athlete. Who will it be this year?