Marshawn Lynch to Play a Villain in Call of Duty

Marshawn Lynch to Play a Villain in Call of Duty

Seattle Seahawks running back promises Black Ops III is "Beast Mode."

Published June 10, 2015

Beast Mode is going digital.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will appear as a character in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops III video game, which is scheduled for a November 6 release. ESPN The Magazine recently followed Lynch around, as he underwent motion capture and 3D data imaging to get his likeness down pat for the video game.

"He better have dreads, gold teeth and my distinctive walk," Lynch told the video game's creators at Activision about his character's look, as reported by ESPN The Magazine. "Then people will be like, 'Oh, that's really Beast Mode right there!'"

It only makes sense for arguably the most violent running back in NFL history to be a part of the Call of Duty series, but Lynch has been a fan way before getting this opportunity.

"It's a fun-loving way to let off some stress," Lynch said, adding that he was playing the game during his college days and has continued to do so throughout his nine years in the NFL.

About what fans can expect from this particular edition of the video game, Lynch offered: "You're shooting up everything but always fighting for a bigger picture. The whole game is Beast Mode."


As far as his list of accomplishments, Lynch puts appearing in this video game higher than even playing in a Super Bowl, which he has done with the Seahawks the past two seasons.

"I've been in the Super Bowl, movies, music videos, Madden," Lynch explains. "But to have your own character in Duty is, I mean, it's almost like you arrived." 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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