49ers' Kaepernick won't grace cover of Madden

49ers' Kaepernick won't grace cover of Madden
April 4, 2013, 11:30 am
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Colin Kaepernick lost to Houston running back Arian Foster in the Sweet 16 of the Madden cover contest. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Colin Kaepernick may have won the hearts and minds of 49ers fans this past season, but he won't win the contest to become the latest cover boy for the Madden video game series.

In a NCAA tournament-style bracket, Kaepernick made it to the Sweet 16 before losing to Houston Texans running back Arian Foster. Foster got 53 percent of the vote.

If Kaepernick had prevailed, he would have faced Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in the next round. Instead, Foster and Wilson will duke it out for a spot in the Final Four.

But 49er fans still have a rooting interest in this contest. On the other side of the bracket, dubbed "Old School," Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice are cruising along.

Montana beat Dan Marino soundly, receiving 70 percent of the vote in their Sweet 16 matchup. Montana draws former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders in the Elite Eight.

As for Rice, he steamrolled former New York Giants lineman Michael Strahan, garnering 85 percent of the vote. In an art-imitates-life matchup, Rice will stare down Deion Sanders in the next round.

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