Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/9/12

The legend of Pat Tillman has extended into the virtual world.

In a special offering by EA Sports, Madden NFL 13 users will be able to add the former Cardinals safety within Ultimate Team mode.

The announcement was made Friday on EA Sports' Facebook page, and Tillman's inclusion into the game is supported by his foundation.

Tillman, who famously turned down a multimillion dollar offer to enlist in the Army in 2002, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan two years later. He last appeared in the Madden series from 1998-2001.

The process of acquiring Tillman is fairly simple for gamers. Just 40 Madden coins via the Card Deals menu gets you the 85-rated strong safety, with a 99-rated version also available in the Legendary packs.

Amid all of the sadness surrounding Tillman's untimely death, this was a simple yet commendable gesture by the video game giant.

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