Woodhead on to Round 2 of Madden vote

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Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has emerged victorious from his first-round matchup and is now among the (Sweet) 16 finalists vying for the coveted spot (or not-so-coveted, if you believe in curses) on the cover of Madden 12.

Round 2 of the bracket-style fan vote to determine the next Madden cover boy pits Woodhead against Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks. You can vote at ESPN.com starting today until April 4.

Among the 14 other players still alive for the honor include Mark Sanchez, Drew Brees, Michael Vick, and Aaron Rodgers, who would be going head to head against Woodhead in the next round if both advance.

Each of the team 32 teams had a representative up for the cover honor. Wondering why Woodhead was the Pats’ choice instead of Tom Brady? Click here for the answer.