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Navy football dons ‘summer whites’ for OSU game

The 2014 Navy football team will play their season opener in these summer whites-inspired uniforms. (USNA photo)

Naval Academy football opens the season Saturday versus the Ohio State Buckeyes, and for the likely summery day, they’ll rush onto the field in their summer whites.

Not their short-sleeved summer whites, of course, but an Under Armour-designed athletic uniform inspired by them.

The jerseys and pants will feature “shoulder boards” with each player’s rank, a gold belt buckle, a helmet with a gold ring, and all-white cleats and socks as a nod to white uniform shoes.

Team captains Noah Copeland and Parrish Gaines will wear a star and three stripes on their shoulders, representing the rank of midshipman lieutenant.

This season will also feature microchipped footballs that log the ball’s usage, and verify its authenticity for collectors.

A full slideshow of the uniforms is here.

Let’s hope they don’t get too many grass and mud stains on their whites. That’s definitely out of regs.


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  1. meroe Says:
    August 28th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Where can I get one

  2. Weissman Says:
    August 28th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Now that’s HOT!!! GO NAVY

  3. Gunner Says:
    August 28th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    One word – Awesome

  4. MM3 Says:
    August 28th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Now that is intimidating!

  5. Dennis Kovac Says:
    August 28th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    No red to honor our USMC brethren?

  6. Paul G Foley Says:
    August 28th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I like the new uniforms. If we play on real grass white will turn green. I was stationed at the Academy in 1963 as a Dental tech. Would like to visit just one more time. Love Annapolis , Go Navy!

  7. PO1 Says:
    August 29th, 2014 at 12:42 am

    In a word, gimmicky.

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    August 29th, 2014 at 7:36 am

    This is something I like, I am going to use this for my next Reptile Party.

  9. Russell O Says:
    August 29th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I love it!!!

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    August 30th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    They look like they are about to walk on the moon….

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    August 30th, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Great uniform lets win the rest of our games go NAVY beat ARMY

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