Cleveland Browns: Peyton Hillis Advances to Final Four in "Madden 2012" Voting

Brian MurtaughAnalyst IApril 11, 2011

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Tailback Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns runs away from David Harris #52 of the New York Jets at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Peyton Hillis is continuing to impress football fans all around the nation, as the vote for the cover of the Madden 2012 video game has reached the final four superstars. Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is the next player in Hillis' way, but fans should not rule out the "Albino Rhino" just yet.

Hillis has defeated some of the biggest names in the NFL in order to get to the final four, including Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons.

Beating Aaron Rodgers will not be an easy task for Hillis, as Rodgers led the Packers to a Super Bowl championship in 2010 and finally took the steps towards becoming an elite player in the NFL. Rodgers threw for 3,922 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2010 while winning the Fed Ex Air Player of the Year Award.

Hillis' success in this tournament may come as a surprise to fans across the nation but should be considered a testament to the loyalty of the Cleveland Browns fanbase. Hillis had the second-largest margin of victory in the third round as he defeated Jamaal Charles by a 60-40 percent vote.

Michael Vick and Adrian Peterson still remain on the opposite side of the bracket and will provide another quality matchup as this week of voting will help determine the final two stars in the tournament.

Hillis is scheduled to appear on SportsNation later this week to discuss the tournament and what it means to him and the Cleveland Browns organization.

Fans can vote for Hillis and the remaining players in the tournament by clicking here.