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USC football players connect with overseas U.S. troops

Football and video games, it's the ultimate man-cave experience.

USC players and U.S. troops in Afghanistan got a taste of it last week.

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Through the nonprofit Pro vs. GI Joe organization, several Trojans played online video games against servicemen, connecting on the John McKay Center video board.

Troops and players interacted through a live video feed. The soldiers asked the Trojans about upcoming opponents, and players asked about duties overseas, all while engaged in a "Call of Duty" battle.

"If anybody is heroes, they are heroes," receiver JuJu Smith said. "Every time I see someone in the military or related to the military, I give them props and honor."

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