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The rise of Hillis 

Conway native and emergent Cleveland Browns star Peyton Hillis is a finalist to be named the cover star of Madden NFL '12, the latest edition of the most enduringly popular sports video game on the market. The former Razorback is in the finals of ESPN SportsNation's bracket to determine the cover of the forthcoming Madden. Players advance based on fan votes. In the semi-final round, Hillis bested reigning Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers. Now, he takes on Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick. Fans can vote for Hillis through April 27 at espn.go.com/sportsnation.

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