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Barry Sanders named Madden NFL 25 cover athlete

by Matthew Price Published: April 25, 2013

Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, who won a Heisman Trophy as a college player at Oklahoma State University, has been named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 25

Sanders defeated current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who attended college in Oklahoma, in the finals of the voting.  Sanders took 58 percent of the final vote.

Sanders won vote-offs against players including Ray Lewis, Marcus Allen, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice en route to the finals. Sanders also shared the NCAA Football 13 box cover with Robert Griffin III last year.

“The Madden NFL franchise has such a rich tradition and history, and there’s no better way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary than by having one of the best players of all-time on the cover,” said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Director of Marketing for EA SPORTS, in a news release.  “Barry Sanders has long been a fan favorite, so we’re proud to have him as the face of Madden NFL 25.”

Madden NFL 25 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $59.99.  To learn more about Madden NFL 25, visit

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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