It’s good to be good. Proof of that is the fact that football players participating in the 2019 Under Armour High School All-America Game in Janaury are going to be rocking some of the sickest uniforms, cleats and gear in the game.
On January 3, 2019, the top 100 high school seniors in football will come from all over the country to Orlando, Florida for the 11th annual Under Armour All-America Game. These blue-chip athletes will be following in the footsteps of current NFL stars like Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Amari Cooper and Leonard Fournette.
Drawing inspiration from the Florida foliage, both teams will be wearing custom uniforms, one with a white jersey and the other with a black jersey. Each uniform features hits of mojo pink and jade green, while streaks of palm trees and pink hibiscus line the sides of the helmet. The same pattern encompasses both shoulder pads, the interior of the numbers on the jersey, the belt, and the sides of the pants.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, players will also be rocking some limited-edition UA Spotlight gloves and UA Spotlight cleats, while players participating in the skills competition will receive an additional floral cleat option – a white and green colorway with pink laces and a jade green strip around the heel back. (Both floral UA Spotlight cleats and the UA Spotlight gloves will be available on UA.com in mid-February 2019.)
The Under Armour All-America Game will air live on January 3, 2019 at 6 p.m. EST on ESPN2.
In other wild football uniform news, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will also be sporting some new jerseys when they take the field at the Cotton Bowl on December 29th.
And if once the ball is kicked off, it seems like the Clemson Tigers defenders are having a hard time getting a grasp on Notre Dame ballcarriers, there might be a very interesting reason for that.
That’s because Irish players will be debuting brand new ArmourGrid jerseys.
“Players have told us that with ArmourGrid, hands just slide off the shoulders, back and waist like they’ve never experienced before. The material leaves defenders grasping at air, where otherwise they’d get a fistful of jersey,” said Kyle Blakely, Under Armour VP Materials Innovation.
According to Under Armour, ArmourGrid wraps the front panel, back panel and sleeves, where stretch is not needed. In fact, stretchy material in these areas make it easier for opposing players to grab a player and slow them down. The sleek new material helps the players remain elusive when they need it most, whether that’s in the trenches or evading would-be tacklers looking for even the smallest bit of material to hold onto.
So if you’re planning on getting down on some Bowl games, and are looking for an edge, keep all that in mind.
Oh, and FYI, ArmourGrid uniforms will also be worn by Hawaii, Boston College, Cal, Temple, Wisconsin, Auburn, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Northwestern, and Utah during their bowl games.