Football Guide: New uniforms for a new season
The new football jerseys on display during Arizona football’s national signing on Feb. 5. Arizona has four helmets, three jerseys and three pairs of pants this season.
For the second year in a row, Arizona football will be wearing new uniforms.
The Wildcats will still have the same basic design and number font as 2013, but this season, the gradient design will be limited to the sleeves on their home jerseys instead of the numbers and sleeves. The white jerseys retain the gradient numbers.
The Wildcats boast four helmets, three jerseys and three pairs of pants.
“We have a decent amount of combos,” senior safety Jared Tevis said.
The other difference this year is that the number on the Arizona jersey being sold to fans is No. 14, to represent the 2014 season, rather than the number of a star player, like Jake Fischer’s No. 33 last year.
Last season, the Wildcats were most successful in their red helmet, but not by much.
The Wildcats wore their copper helmets twice, going 1-1. They wore blue helmets three times, going 2-1.
Arizona played four games with a white helmet, going 2-2. Finally, the Wildcats wore their red helmets four times, going 3-1.
The Wildcats fared about the same no matter the jersey. They wore the blue and red jerseys three times each and the white shirt seven times.
Arizona went 2-1 in blue tops, 4-3 in white jerseys and 2-1 in red shirts.
Tevis said the seniors decide on which uniforms to wear each week and relay that to head coach Rich Rodriguez on Thursdays.
“It’s kinda just our preference, what we feel like for that week,” Tevis said.
Tevis, who is from the Tucson area, said his favorite combination is a blue or white jersey and white shorts. Arizona wore white helmets with blue or white jerseys and white or blue pants in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.
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