- John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer
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Morris was eliminated from the competition to be on the "Madden NFL 15" cover, losing out to Luck in a fan vote. Luck received 76 percent of the vote against Morris. Yes, it was broken down by seeding as Luck was a two and Morris a seven.
Morris was all-in when it came to trying to defeat Luck, knowing that a former sixth-round running back was considered a heavy underdog against the top pick in the 2012 draft -- and a player who has led his team to consecutive playoff berths.
On Tuesday, Morris said, “He has to go down … I grew up playing the game and to be in the game is like, wow, mind-blowing. Now to have an opportunity to be on the cover is like, mind explodes.”
He’ll now have to settle for a possible third-straight 1,000-yard season.
Luck will now face Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy in the next round. And my days as a writer about a video game are now over -- for this year anyway.
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