Navy unveils new Under Armour uniforms for Army-Navy Game

| December 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE:  Navy Athletics just tweeted us the rest of the uniform:

underarmourhelmetWhen it comes to football rivalries, none are as steeped in American history as Army versus Navy. In honor of the team’s 2014 meeting, Under Armour designed a helmet highlighting the academy’s rich heritage and drawing inspiration from the historical “Don’t Tread On Me” flag.

The Under Armour uniforms are inspired by the First Navy Jack. In 2002 Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England ordered all United States Navy ships to fly the First Navy Jack with the “Don’t Tread On Me” motto and moving rattlesnake in place of the regular Navy Jack for the duration of the global war on terror. The First Navy Jack, with its red and white stripes, was first used by the Continental Navy during the American Revolution.

On the uniforms, the “Don’t Tread On Me” motto is embroidered into the hem of each jersey as well as the side of the pants, and right sleeve of the baselayer.

The 13 red and white stripes featured in the flag are incorporated into the shoulders of the jersey, knee insets of the pants, palms of the gloves, baselayer and socks.

The UA ArmourGrid Technology is the “no grab” technology that makes every Midshipman unstoppable on the gridiron.

Under Armour has designed a new N-Star logo using the red and white stripes of the flag with an interlocking rattlesnake, which will appear on the side of the helmets.

Under Armour has been outfitting Navy’s 33 men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams since July 1, 2014. Navy is the first service academy to be outfitted by the Under Armour Brand from head-to-toe.

The 115th meeting between Army and Navy takes place on December 13 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD.

Eye On Annapolis will be on the field reporting live.

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