Celebrity Flag Football Game Celebrates 25 Years of Madden NFL in Advance of August 27 Launch
Legends of the gridiron will join some of Hollywood’s biggest stars for the 5th annual Madden NFL Pigskin Pro-Am, airing this Sunday, August 25 at 7pm ET on NBC. The annual flag football game takes place aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, and pits Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman’s Famers against Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino’s Gamers. Fans can check out the action as NFL legends like Marcus Allen, Jerry Rice and Derrick Brooks line up alongside and across from famous faces such as Tricia Helfer, Scott Porter and James Van Der Beek.
Fans tuning into the event will have the opportunity to win their copy of Madden NFL 25 just by watching and tweeting about the event using the hashtag #MaddenProAm. Viewers are in for a treat, as this high-scoring shootout sets the table for an exciting Sunday Night Football pre-season matchup as the Minnesota Vikings travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. Fans should also stick around at the conclusion of the Pigskin Pro-Am to check out the world premiere of the Madden NFL 25 launch trailer.
Madden NFL 25 cover athlete Barry Sanders will take the field in the Madden NFL Pig Skin Pro Am, juking and spinning his way through the defense, proving it’s not just current NFL stars who know how to Run Free. Anyone looking to relive Sanders’ glory days can do so in the new Connected Franchise mode in Madden NFL 25, where fans can cement their legacy as an all-time great NFL player, coach or owner such as Pigskin Pro-Am participants such as Dan Marino, Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders and more.
Madden NFL 25 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 entertainment system beginning on August 27 for $59.99. Madden NFL 25 will also be available for Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 at launch. To learn more about Madden NFL 25, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl. Fans are also invited to become a Madden Insider for exclusive information on Facebook including the latest news, original content and more for Madden NFL 25, and keep up with franchise news on the Madden NFL 25 Bleacher Report hub.
All player participation has been facilitated by National Football League Players Incorporated (NFL PLAYERS), the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).
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