Buns of steel! Channing Tatum fills out an American football uniform on New Orleans set of 22 Jump Street

By Daily Mail Reporter


He has famously stripped off for living both on and off stage - playing himself in the male stripper drama Magic Mike.

And Channing Tatum's impressive physique still managed to standout when he stepped out wearing a heap of sportswear for his latest movie.

The 33-year-old actor wore a navy blue and bright orange uniform as he shot scenes on Tuesday for the sequel to the 2012 undercover cop film 21 Jump Street.

Undercover star: Channing Tatum filmed scenes for 22 Jump Street in New Orleans decked out in American football gear
Undercover star: Channing Tatum filmed scenes for 22 Jump Street in New Orleans decked out in American football gear

Undercover star: Channing Tatum filmed scenes for 22 Jump Street in New Orleans decked out in American football gear

The athletic actor filled out his uniform for the fictional Metro City State college football team.

Channing is no stranger to the gridiron as he played football as a youth growing up in rural Mississippi, along with soccer, track and baseball.

The star graduated in 1998 from Tampa Catholic High School in Florida where he was voted most athletic. He attended Glenville State College in West Virginia on a football scholarship, before dropping out.

 

Channing's co-star Jonah Hill, 29, also was spotted on the sidelines.

Looks the part: Channing appeared ready to hit the field

Looks the part: Channing appeared ready to hit the field

Football player: Channing portrays a college football player in the sequel to 21 Jump Street
Football player: Channing portrays a college football player in the sequel to 21 Jump Street

Football player: Channing portrays a college football player in the sequel to 21 Jump Street

Striking a pose: Channing played football growing up in Mississippi

Striking a pose: Channing played football growing up in Mississippi

Jonah portrays Morton Schmidt in the buddy cop comedy while Channing plays Greg Jenko.

The film is an adaptation of the cult 80s television show 21 Jump Street about undercover narcotics agents, which ran from 1987 to 1991 and helped launch the career of Johnny Depp.

The duo in the sequel have graduated from infiltrating high school drug dealers and have moved onto the college circuit.

Go team: Channing was pumped on the set

Go team: Channing was pumped on the set

Flabby funnyman: Jonah Hill also was on the set reprising his role for the sequel

Flabby funnyman: Jonah Hill also was on the set reprising his role for the sequel

Channing as a college football player seems in-step with the previous film.

The jock image is the perfect cover for Jenko who is written to be a slightly dim but very athletic police officer, while Schmidt looks to be continuing his excruciating effort to remake himself into a 'cool guy'.

The 2012 film 21 Jump Street earned $36 million in its opening weekend and has grossed $138 million.

22 Jump Street is due out in theaters in June 2014.

Eyes on the prize: A woman with headphones checked out Channing as he walked by

Eyes on the prize: A woman with headphones checked out Channing as he walked by

Stay focused: Channing's character watched a blonde go by

Stay focused: Channing's character watched a blonde go by

Nice hair: Channing had the Tintin look going on with his hair

Nice hair: Channing had the Tintin look going on with his hair

Good doggie: Channing played with a little pooch on the set

Good doggie: Channing played with a little pooch on the set

He must work out: Channing looked physically fit in his football uniform

He must work out: Channing looked physically fit in his football uniform

 

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OH YES! I enjoyed this. Thanks, DM.

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Please dont suck......Please dont suck......Please dont suck......Please dont suck......

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I like the pic with the little dog

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Pic number 9, good girl... ;-)

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He¿s so cute but getting so old! Little beer gut too, how cute¿.awww

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I think it's called padding.

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Objectification at it's worst, oh wait, he's a man so it's okay.

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Men are no where near as objectified as women are, check your male privilege and get over it.

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Went off him a few years ago, not the sexy dancing boy of a few years ago. I have now realised some people look the same all tru their lives like Gwyneth Paltrow, and some people change a lot like Mariah.

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What an odd comment.

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Her comment is bang-on accurate!

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Channing Tatum is pure filth! I love it!

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He is so gorgeous! Who cares if he has a bit of meat on him, it's all about the face.

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