Once again, ASU football will be sporting some new digs for the upcoming season. The team announced the new uniforms on its website Monday morning and posted a handful of photos and video showcasing them.
This is the second straight year the Sun Devils have introduced a new uniform and/or helmet. Last season, they broke out flame helmets for Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series game in Arlington, Texas. In 2011, ASU completely rebranded its uniforms with new logos and equipment from Nike.
The football team is the second ASU program to use copper on its uniforms. The baseball team has black uniforms with copper “Sun Devils” lettering on the front and numbering on the back.
If copper on football uniforms looks familiar, it might be because of the school down south. The Wildcats debuted copper helmets in 2012.
The use of copper is to honor the history of Arizona’s booming copper industry. The official name for the primary gray color is “anthracite.”
ASU coach Todd Graham released a statement on thesundevils.com:
“We wanted to pay homage to this great state while keeping the team’s look consistent,” Graham said. “We are one of the top few teams in the nation with as many looks and combinations as we have, and this plays an important role in building a national fanbase and molding Arizona State University into a household name.”
Redshirt junior Lloyd Carrington also offered his thoughts on the uniforms:
“I love the new uniforms because they provide a mixture of both traditional and modern styles,” Carrington said. “They allow us to have swag with a revolutionized twist, while maintaining a prideful connection with the Sun Devil fans from the past, present and future.”
Check out the new uniforms below (all photos and video courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics):