The Navy Football Team Will Be Wearing Blue Angels Inspired Uniforms In It's Game With Army
The Navy football team will be wearing Blue Angels-inspired uniforms for the 2017 Army-Navy game on Dec. 9 in Philadelphia. It will be the 118th Army-Navy Game!
The uniform includes hand-painted helmets depicting six F/A-18 Hornets in delta formation, as well as a chrome face mask to mimic the visors worn by Blue Angel pilots.
“Although the uniform departs from our customary characteristics, this tribute to the Blue Angels reflects the enthusiastic pride and appreciation we have for the Navy’s premier flying team and the motivation they convey to Navy football and the fleet at large,” Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk said in a Navy release. “The masterminds at Under Armour are always thinking of ways to inspire our troops while still reflecting a deep appreciation for a Naval history that is so ingrained in our game day traditions. Annually, a special Navy uniform has become a statement in this game and brings with it appreciated meaning and a clear message that we are all in.”
Under Armour became the school’s official uniform supplier four years ago and every year, Under Armour has made a specialized uniform for the Navy game against Army.
According to the release, additional designs in the uniform include:
U.S. flag on left sleeve matches the flight suits that the squadron wear in the cockpit.
The number font is inspired by the numbers on the tail of the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.
Blue Angel insignia on the right sleeve; this is the same design on the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.
The color of the uniforms are an exact match to the Blue Angels flight suit.
Stripe dimensions on the pants are an exact match to the flight suit.
We can't wait to see the game on December 9th at 3pm.