EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am Airs Aug 28

This Sunday, Aug 28th, the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Annual Pigskin Pro-Am is airing at 7pm ET on NBC. The star-studded flag football game features legendary NFL alumni, including Dan Marino, Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders along with Hollywood celebrities such as Maria Menounos, Matt Bomer and Zack Gilford. Tune in to see if the Gamers can overcome the Famers to walk away with this year’s win.

Madden NFL 12 hits stores nationwide on August 30th.

(For more info, check out the official press release and click on the 'Jump')

EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am Flag Football Game Featuring NFL Legends & Hollywood Stars to Air on NBC Sunday, August 28 at 7 PM ET

Madden NFL 12 on Sale Tuesday, August 30

Before the Oakland Raiders host the New Orleans Saints in week three of the 2011 NFL preseason, EA SPORTS, NFL and NBC get fans back to football with the third annual EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am on Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 pm ET on NBC.  VERSUS will re-air the Pigskin Pro-Am on Sunday, September 4 at 7:00pm ET and Wednesday, September 7 at 10pm ET. Watch the official trailer here.

NFL legends join forces with Hollywood celebrities in this action-packed, high-scoring flag football game, set in the heart of New York City at Bryant Park. NFL Network’s RICH EISEN, and DAN PATRICK of NBC’s Football Night in America call the action, while MARIA MENOUNOS goes on the field to provide updates from the sidelines. 

Tune in to watch Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback DAN MARINO lead "The Gamers" with newly enshrined Hall of Famer DEION SANDERS and former New York Giants defensive end, MICHAEL STRAHAN. On the other side of the ball, "The Famers" take the field with Super Bowl XXXIV MVP KURT WARNER at the helm, along with Hall of Fame wide receiver JERRY RICE and actor RYAN MCPARTLIN from NBC’s Chuck. [Full team rosters below]

Photography and b-roll of the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am is available at: http://maddennfl12.newslinevine.com/pro-am.html

The Pigskin Pro-Am is part of the launch of Madden NFL 12, which goes on sale August 30.  

Full Team Rosters:

THE GAMERS

Rob Brown (Actor – HBO’s Treme)Tim Brown (9X Pro Bowl Selection; 1987 Heisman Trophy Winner)  Josh Charles (Actor – CBS’s The Good Wife)Zach Gilford (Actor – NBC’s Friday Night Lights)Ronnie Lott (Pro Football Hall of Fame; 4X Super Bowl Champion; 10X Pro Bowl Selection)Anthony Mackie (Actor – Reel Steel) Dan Marino (Pro Football Hall of Fame; 9X Pro Bowl Selection)Maria Menounos (Actress, Co-host of Extra)Chris Meloni (Actor – Autumn Frost)Elisabeth Rohm (Actress – Abduction)Deion Sanders (Pro Football Hall of Fame; 2X Super Bowl Champion; NFL Network Analyst)Michael Strahan (Super Bowl XLII Champion; 7X Pro Bowl Selection)Chrissy Teigen (Model – Sports Illustrated, Victoria’s Secret Pink)Rodney Harrison (NBC Analyst; 2X Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots)

THE FAMERS

Matt Bomer (Actor – USA’s White Collar)Terry Crews (Actor – TBS’ Are We There Yet?)Willa Holland (Actress – Screen Gems’ Straw Dogs)Ryan McPartlin (Actor – NBC’s Chuck)Rachel Nichols (Actress – CBS’ Criminal Minds)John Randle (Pro Football Hall of Fame; 7X Pro Bowl Selection) Jerry Rice (Pro Football Hall of Fame; 3X Super Bowl Champion; 13X Pro Bowl Selection)Barry Sanders (Pro Football Hall of Fame; 10X Pro Bowl Selection)Herschel Walker (2X Pro Bowl Selection; 1982 Heisman Trophy Winner)Kurt Walker (Super Bowl XXXIV MVP; 4X Pro Bowl Selection)Tony Dungy (NBC Analyst; Head Coach of the Super Bowl XLI Champion Indianapolis Colts

MVP Council

Marshall Faulk (Pro Football Hall of Fame; NFL Network Analyst)Michael Irvin (Pro Football Hall of Fame; NFL Network Analyst)

Madden NFL 12 will be available on the Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation 3, Wii™, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system. Simultaneous mobile releases of Madden NFL 12 will be available for iPad™, iPod® touch, Android and feature phones. For more information about Madden NFL 12 please visit maddenNFL.easports.com.

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