Madden Nfl 12 Best Players of Alltime

John Rizzo

Madden NFL 12 is the latest installment of the beloved franchise from EA Sports and Tiburon. The game brings to life all 32 teams in the National Football League, complete with realistic graphics, dynamic gameplay that captures every detail of pro football action, and a host of new features designed to give players even more control over their team’s success on the field. With Madden NFL 12, you can take your favorite team through an entire season as you strive for glory against some of the best virtual athletes ever created.

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1. Peyton Hillis

New York Giants

Peyton Hillis Career

  • High school: Conway High School
  • College: Arkansas
  • NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227
  • Denver Broncos (2008–2009), Cleveland Browns (2010–2011), Kansas City Chiefs (2012), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013), New York Giants (2013–2014)
  • Rushing yards: 2,832, Rushing average: 4.1, Rushing touchdowns: 23, Receptions: 134, Receiving yards: 1,050, Receiving touchdowns: 3
  • Rushing yards: 2,832
  • Rushing average: 4.1
  • Rushing touchdowns: 23
  • Receptions: 134
  • Receiving yards: 1,050
  • Receiving touchdowns: 3

Peyton Hillis was drafted by the then Denver Broncos in the 2008 NFL Draft. He made his debut with them during the 2008 season and played for them until he was released at the end of 2009.

Peyton Hillis signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in early 2012 and has been a vital part of their offense ever since, helping to lead them to two consecutive AFC West titles. 

Injuries have caused problems for Peyton Hillis throughout his career but he remains an important player on both sides of the ball for Kansas City.

Peyton Hillis is married and has two children - a daughter born in 2013 and a son born in 2016 - who keep him very busy outside of football life. Peyton Hillis was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. 

After being traded to Kansas City Chiefs, Peyton Hillis rushed for over 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns on his way to a Pro Bowl selection in 2012.

In 2013, he signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had another successful season rushing for 1,100 yards and three touchdowns while also catching 134 passes for 1,050 receiving yards and three more touchdowns. 

Finally, in 2014 he joined the New York Giants where he played until 2015 before retiring from professional football due to injury.

2. Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson Career

  • 3× First-team All-Pro (2011–2013)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2010–2015)
  • 2× NFL receiving yards leader (2011, 2012)
  • NFL receptions leader (2012)
  • NFL receiving touchdowns co-leader (2008)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2007)
  • Detroit Lions All-Time Team
  • Biletnikoff Award (2006)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2006)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2004)
  • 2× First-team All-American (2005, 2006)
  • 3× First-team All-ACC (2004–2006)

Calvin Johnson is one of the most decorated wide receivers in NFL history. He has been a four-time Pro Bowler and was named to the All-Pro First Team twice.

Calvin Johnson also holds the record for most receiving yards in a single season with 1,964 yards in 2012. In 2017, he announced his retirement from professional football after 14 seasons with Detroit Lions.

Calvin Johnson will always be remembered as one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game and he leaves an incredible legacy behind him. Calvin Johnson is one of the most accomplished and decorated players in NFL history.

He has six Pro Bowl appearances, two NFL receiving yards leaders, and was a part of three All-Decade Teams. He also holds many records in the league, including most receptions in a season and consecutive 100-yard receiving games.

Calvin Johnson's impact on both his team and individual performances has been unmatched by any other player at his position over the past decade or so.

3. Roddy White

Atlanta Falcons

Roddy White Career

  • First-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2008–2011)
  • NFL receptions leader (2010)
  • Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor

Roddy White is a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons. White was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1981.

He attended James Island High School before going to UAB where he played football and basketball for the Blazers. White began his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2005.

In 2008, he signed with the San Diego Chargers but only spent one season there before returning to Atlanta in 2009 as their top receiver. White has been a consistent performer for the Falcons over the past decade, 

Amassing 1,000 receiving yards or more nine times during that time period including back-to-back seasons of 1,400+ yards each (2012–2013).

On November 5th 2013, Roddy announced his retirement from professional football after 14 seasons playing professionally – all with Atlanta FC. White is one of the most experienced receivers in the NFL, having played for eight different teams over a decade. 

He's won four Pro Bowls and was First-team All-Pro in 2010. White has averaged more than 100 yards receiving each season since 2008 when he led the league with 1,483 yards on reception.

In 2015, White signed with Atlanta Falcons after spending his entire career with Philadelphia Eagles thus far.

4. Reggie Wayne

Indianapolis Colts

Reggie Wayne Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLI)
  • First-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2009)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2006–2010, 2012)
  • NFL receiving yards leader (2007)
  • Indianapolis Colts all-time leader in games played (211)
  • Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor
  • All-Big East

Reggie Wayne is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. Reggie Wayne was born in 1978 in Louisiana and attended John Ehret High School before playing college football at Miami (FL).

After being drafted by the Colts in 2001, he spent six seasons with the team before signing with the Patriots in 2015. 

Reggie Wayne has been coaching receivers since 2016, first joining his old team, Indy Colt Reggie Wayne is a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Second Team All-Pro wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts.

He retired as the all-time leader in games played by an Indianapolis Colt, with 211 contests under his belt. Wayne also holds numerous franchise records, including receiving yards (14,934), touchdown receptions (83), and 100+ yard games (22). 

In 2011 he was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame after being voted unanimously into the team’s Ring of Honor earlier that year.

Reggie Wayne is currently employed as a wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts following his retirement from playing football in 2015 at age 37 due to chronic neck injuries sustained during his time with the New England Patriots.

5. Greg Jennings

Green Bay Packers

Greg Jennings Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLV)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2010, 2011)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2006)
  • MAC Co-Most Valuable Player (2005)
  • MAC Offensive Player of the Year (2005)
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Greg Jennings is a veteran receiver in the NFL. He has played for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings over the past eight seasons. 

Jennings was drafted by the Packers in 2006 and spent six seasons with them before signing with the Minnesota Vikings in 2013.

In his eight seasons, Jennings has totaled 1,681 yards and 15 touchdowns on 233 receptions. He also added 443 yards and four touchdowns on 59 rushes during that time period. 

At 39 years old, Greg Jennings still poses a threat as a receiver in the NFL and could potentially play until he's 50 or beyond if he keeps up his good work.

Greg Jennings was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Florida State, where he was a First-Team All-American and won the Heisman Trophy as a junior. 

Jennings has been an integral part of three Packers championship teams (2007, 2011, 2013) and two Super Bowl championships (2010, 2014).

In January 2017 Jennings announced his retirement from professional football after 11 seasons with the Packers.

Final Words

. . Madden NFL 12 is the latest installment of the beloved franchise from EA Sports and Tiburon. The game features an all-new gameplay engine that allows players to control their every move on the field, making for a more realistic experience than ever before.

As expected, some of the best players in football are featured in this edition, including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Adrian Peterson. Fans of Madden should definitely check it out.

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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