Northwestern’s football season may not be going according to plan, but that doesn’t mean the team can’t look good on the field. On Monday, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell provided a first look at the red, white and blue uniforms the Wildcats will wear in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. The program will don them on Saturday, November 16 against Michigan.
Northwestern will be shedding purple altogether for this alternate Under Armour look. The uniforms are mostly gray, but feature an incredibly slick helmet. One half is stars, while the other is stripes. The same American flag accents are repeated atop each shoulder, on the backs of the legs, inside of the gloves and on Northwestern’s footwear.
Here’s a close-up view of the helmet and gloves.
Rovell reports that player names will not be appearing on the backs of the jerseys. Instead, they will be replaced with patriotic keywords such as “Duty” and “Courage.” Just like the military, the name on the front is far more important than the name on the back.
In another nice touch, the uniform reads “Believe in heroes” along the helmet’s neckline, with each player’s number included above it.
Finally, Northwestern’s shoes are the most patriotically swagged-out pieces of footwear we’ve ever seen, and we’re loving them.
What do you think of Northwestern totally ditching its trademark purple in favor of our nation’s colors? A little too much, or a fantastic show of support for America’s military members worldwide?
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