Four Football Players Hit The Battlefield In Battlefield 3: Operation Gridiron

By Colin Tan on October 5, 2011, 8:27PM EDT

Battlefield 3 publisher Electronic Arts have kicked off a new web series surrounding the highly anticipated shooter. Dubbed Operation Gridiron, the series will see four football players hit the battlefield in a live simulated operation.

The series features quarterback Drew Brees, linebacker Clay Matthews, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and defensive end Jared Allen in a rescue operation. The entire series was filmed at a supposedly top secret area where the foursome received combat training from "some of the world's most elite Special Operations Warriors."

"Taking to the battlefield in these real life war settings was really exciting and eye-opening," said All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees. "Every day men and women face challenges similar to what we tackled in this show but with potential dire consequences. Filming this show once again reinforced my respect for the soldiers who fight every day for our freedom."

You can check out the promo trailer and the first five minute short below. New episodes will be released on a weekly basis every Tuesday with the series finale airing on Spike TV on October 24 at midnight PST.

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