NEW YORK - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman won the Madden 15 cover contest outpacing Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Sherman beat out Newton 56 to 44 percent out of 661,412 total votes in the final round.
The ESPN-led contest had 9.6 million votes cast over the duration of the cover vote.
Sherman’s selection joins Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis as the only defensive players to be on a Madden cover.
The Denver Broncos never had a player on the cover of the popular football video game. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas was one of the 16 players included in the cover vote, but he lost in the first round.
EA Sports "Madden 15" will be out on August 26 and will be on the PS3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.