Brett Favre named as Madden NFL 09 cover athlete

Confirming an earlier report that appeared on GameDaily, Brett Favre announced he would be honored as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 09; the 20th Anniversary of the series.

The announcement was made during an interview by Late Show host David Letterman. While news may come as a surprise considering Favre recently retired from the sport, his accomplishments alone warrant the appointment.

In his career Brett Favre was awarded one Super Bowl championship, 3 AP NFL MVP awards, was a Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection 9 and 7 times respectively and holds over 7 NFL records, including most career passing yards (61,655 all-time yards).

Finally, a cover athlete that can end that silly Madden curse. Unless Favre falls off his fishing boat this summer or something.

Madden NFL 09 is set to release on August 12.

[via Joystiq]
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