Photo: Texas Longhorns to sport numbers on helmets honoring 1963 team

Photo: Phil Hecken/Twitter

Photo: Phil Hecken/Twitter

The 2013 season will not only serve as Texas’ next opportunity to win a national title, but also as the 5oth anniversary of the program’s 1963 championship.

In order to commemorate the Longhorns of old, Texas will be sporting numbers on their helmets for the season opener against New Mexico State at home. The team may also wear the helmets at other points during the 2013 season, but any such future dates have yet to be announced.

This is not the first uniform tweak we have seen out of Austin this offseason. The Horns recently unveiled modified jerseys featuring an altered neckline and numbers. Texas will also sport new cleats for the 2013 season.

What do you think of the commemorative helmets? We see them as a tasteful homage to one of the school’s most highly-decorated teams, but you may not.

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