Former Hog Peyton Hillis makes finals for Madden NFL 12 cover

Former Razorback Peyton Hillis is one of two finalists to be on the cover of Madden NFL 12.

Former Razorback running back Peyton Hillis had a break-out season for the Cleveland Browns last year, and now the NFL star has a chance to be on the cover of one of the most popular video games in the world.

Hillis has made the finals in a fan-based voting competition to be on the cover for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 12.

He upset Superbowl champion quarterback Aaron Rodgers last week in the semifinals of the competition with over 61 percent of the vote.

Rodgers congratulated Hillis on his victory yesterday via Twitter:

I dont ever like losing but Peyton Hillis is a great player and he’s worked hard to get to where he’s at. Lots of respect for himless than a minute ago via Twitterrific Favorite Retweet Reply

The cover will come down to Hillis and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Voting is now open at, and the winner will be announced on ESPN2 Wednesday, April 27 at 3 p.m.

Vote for Peyton. Unless you believe in the Madden curse, in which case, maybe not.