The Navy football team will wear Under Armour-designed “Beat Army” uniforms for the 2016 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA on Dec. 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore at 3 PM on CBS.
This year’s “Beat Army” uniform is inspired by the uniforms Navy wore during the 1963 football season. Navy went 9-2 in 1963, defeated Army in the Army-Navy game, and faced Texas in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day.
The 1963 team was coached by Wayne Hardin, captained by Tom Lynch and quarterbacked by Roger Staubach.
The 1963 team wore a yellow uniform with a gold helmet and the 2016 version pays homage to the color of the uniform, but also adds a futuristic twist to match the helmet with a high gloss yellow finish. The 2016 pant color is “Academy Gold.”
Navy’s 1963 all-yellow Army-Navy uniform featured blue stripes on the sleeves, blue numerals and the slogan “Drive for Five” across the back of the jersey top. The “Drive for Five” slogan signified Navy’s quest for a fifth straight win over Army, which the team accomplished with a 21-15 victory.
The 2016 uniform top has a block N with four stars on each shoulder, just as Navy wore in the 1963 Army-Navy Game.
Navy’s “Beat Army” motto will appear on the jersey hem and on the palms of the gloves. The helmet will have a blue stripe and anchor decals.