On Monday, ESPN.com announced that Hillis has advanced to the Final Four of the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated Kansas City Chiefs running back and No. 6 seed Jamaal Charles by garnering 60 percent of the vote.
It's the third consecutive week Hillis upset a higher seed. He also beat Baltimore Ravens tailback and No. 7 seed Ray Rice in the first round and Atlanta Falcons quarterback and No. 2 seed Matt Ryan in the second round.
But Hillis will face his biggest challenge to date trying to upend top-seeded Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Coming off a Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rodgers is the heavy favorite to win the entire tournament.