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Calvin Johnson to grace Madden NFL 13 cover

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Posted by: Tate Steinlage

After several weeks of tournament-style voting, Madden NFL 13 has found its cover athlete: Calvin Johnson. Johnson, also known as Megatron around the league, posses some of the greatest hands in today's game, and has played played a major role in the Detriot Lions recent success. 

EA confirmed that the 2013 cover athlete contest drew over 19 million votes, a 54 percent increase from last year. The increase is likely due to EA's mass marketing campaign for the contest, which included TV time on several of ESPN's major shows. 

“The Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote has been bigger and better than ever thanks to all of our fans voting in record-setting fashion to honor Calvin Johnson, Jr. and we are thrilled to have him be the next face of the Madden NFL franchise,” said Anthony Stevenson, Madden NFL 13 director of marketing. “

Madden NFL 13 is due out August 8, 2012. 

Source: [EA press release]

Tags: Madden NFL 13, gaming, Calvin Johnson, cover

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