University of Utah Athletics / Under Armour
- Utah football has a top-five matchup against Orgeon on Saturday.
- The Utes are wearing new military-inspired uniforms for the game and they are perfect.
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The University of Utah football team will debut new helmets during this weekend’s game against No. 4 Oregon and they are pretty special. Each helmet has been hand-stenciled, painted and airbrushed and will honor United States servicemen and women.
USS Salt Lake City helmets behind the scenes. Thank you so much to my wife @lorakatherine for all the help. @Greg144E for the video. @UtesEquipment @Schutt_RepCMac @schuttsports @Utah_Football @Tucker_Petre @SportCoatNA pic.twitter.com/ywY8MgDFAa
— Armando Villarreal (@AVStudios) November 16, 2021
In addition to the helmets, the Utes will rock all-grey uniforms that correspond with the lids. The entire uniforms, while paying tribute to the military, are specifically designed in style with the U.S.S. Salt Lake City.
Take a look:
One Ship Fleet ⚓️ @Utah_Football USS Salt Lake City uniform symbolizes the strength & fighting spirit of the famous WWII Pacific Fleet ship. Every aspect of the uniform pays homage to the USS Salt Lake City, her crew and their accomplishments. pic.twitter.com/Ke2y9RqG9v
— Under Armour FTBL (@UAFootball) November 16, 2021
The ship, which launched in 1927, had the distinction of having taken part in more combat engagements than any other ship in the World War II Pacific Fleet. Intricate details on the uniform are both meaningful and well-presented.
Each of the jerseys features a single battle star on the right shoulder. When all 11 players are on the field, it will represent the 11 battle stars that was earned by the U.S.S. Salt Lake City.
The dark grey color scheme is consistent with the battle ship, featuring dazzle grey camo on the shoulders and side of the pants. The patterns on the left and right side of the kit corresponds directly with the left and right sides of the U.S.S. Salt Lake City. Same with the gloves.
(Author’s note: as someone who typically hates every Under Armour uniform they put out, these are a significant exception.)
Here is a look at the uniforms in full and the history behind them:
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) November 16, 2021
From top to bottom, Utah’s uniforms are really unique, creative and beautifully-executed.
Will they be enough to give Utah the extra edge it needs to take down a top-five Oregon team? I don’t know.
But win or lose, they’ll look great doing it.