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Richard Sherman wins 'Madden NFL 15' cover vote

The Seahawk cornerback will be on the cover of the popular NFL video game after winning a fan vote.

Jonathan Ferrey

Richard Sherman touts himself as the best cornerback in the game and now, after winning a fan vote, he will be on the cover of a game. Sherman beat out Cam Newton in the Madden cover vote finals and will grace the Madden NFL 15 cover.

The popular Electronic Arts NFL video game held a contest to determine the 2015 cover athlete. The month-long process started out with 16 NFL stars, ultimately coming down to the Seattle corner and Carolina quarterback. Sherman came away victorious by collecting 56 percent of the vote in the finals.

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The vote caps off what has been a busy year for Sherman. He once again starred on the field, leading the NFL with eight interceptions. He played a crucial role in helping Seattle win the Super Bowl, including the moment in the NFC Championship Game when he deflected a late pass in the end zone. And as you may remember, that led to an enthusiastic postgame interview.  After winning the Super Bowl, Sherman signed a four-year $57.4 million contract extension this offseason, which included $40 million guaranteed and made him one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL.

While he prides himself on defeating wide receivers on the field, he'll now have to defeat the so-called Madden Curse. Several players suffered injuries during the season they appeared on the cover of Madden, with 10 of the 16 cover players missing games during the season, according to ESPN Stats & Info.