July 18, 2018 / 2:56 PM / 10 months ago

Steelers WR Brown lands on Madden NFL 19 cover

FILE PHOTO: Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown was unveiled on Wednesday as the new cover guy for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 19 video game.

The game is released in Aug. 10 and you can bet Brown is ready to play as himself.

“To be on the cover is a real honor I’ve wanted to always have because I have so much connection with the game,” Brown said. “Growing up as a kid I played Madden all the time, was being inspired by the players in the game. And now to be on the cover, it’s a special feeling.”

Brown, 30, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Steelers. The Central Michigan product had just 16 catches as a rookie in 2010 before posting his first 1,000 yard season the following year.

Brown is coming off his fifth consecutive 100-catch season. He made 101 receptions for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017.

He has 733 catches for 9,910 yards and 59 touchdowns in his first eight NFL seasons.

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