Seattle Seahawks Cover Corner Richard Sherman Voted Madden NFL 15 Cover Athlete

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Tonight, during the final round of the Madden NFL 15 cover vote on ESPN.com, Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman was elected cover athlete for this season’s football video game from EA Sports, topping Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton by a 56% to 44% margin. Throughout the voting, Sherman also won popularity contests against Alshon Jeffrey, Jimmy Graham, and Colin Kaepernick.

Richard Sherman is considered by many analysts to be the premiere cover cornerback in the NFL, so it’s only fitting that he landed the cover athlete gig. It’s also an appropriate choice since EA Tiburon’s main focus for this season is improving upon the Madden defensive game plan with a more intuitive tackling system, smarter coverage logic, new pass rush moves, and new camera angle options promising to add greater immersion and excitement to playing on the defensive side of the ball.

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Another all-pro defensive player, reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly, joins this evening’s festivities by appearing front and center in the first official Madden NFL 15 gameplay trailer. OK, so the trailer really only shows maybe 15 seconds of actual game footage, but hey, that’s better than nothing leading up to E3 where we’ll no doubt get a more in-depth look at the game.

Madden NFL 15 launches August 26th on lead platforms PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Last-gen versions for PS3 and Xbox 360 are in development as well.

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