The Navy football team unveiled its uniforms and helmets for the upcoming game against Army and “amazing” might be an understatement to describe them.
The helmets that the players will wear are all hand-painted and will feature one of seven historic ships that make up the U.S. Naval Fleet. Each player will be assigned a certain helmet based on the position they play.
The uniforms will feature the battleship gray color and its font replicates the design and font used on Navy ships. Also scripted on the uniforms is the rally cry, “Damn the torpedoes,” which serves “as a nod to Admiral Farragut's historic Naval victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.”
The uniforms and helmets were designed by Under Armour, who is the official outfitter for Naval Academy Athletics. The Maryland-based company reportedly signed a 10-year contract replacing Nike in 2014.
The 115th Army-Navy game will be held on Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Navy won 17-10 last year and has won the last 13 meetings against Army.