This weekend, the EMU football team plays host to Toledo as part of the university’s 96th homecoming weekend.
As part of the special weekend, the Eagles will be showing off some special alternate uniforms. Eastern Michigan will be wearing throwbacks inspired by the program’s 2000-01 teams. However, as evidenced by the photo above, the uniform really just has the Eagles looking like the New York Jets.
More on the uniforms from the official release:
The jersey is an adidas Shocklyte Highlight Reel Jersey that is predominately green in color with some white accents on the sleeves. The jersey number also appears on the sleeves in green, while the primary number on the chest and back is in white.
Eastern Michigan will complete the uniform by wearing white pants and socks.
The throwback uniforms are made possible as a part of EMU’s multi-million dollar contract extension with adidas that was announced in the summer of 2015. The agreement runs through June 30, 2022, and grants adidas the rights to provide official apparel and footwear for all of Eastern Michigan’s 21 varsity sports.
Eastern Michigan current sits at 4-1 on the season.
Kickoff between the Eagles and Rockets is set for 3 p.m. at “The Factory” inside Rynearson Stadium. Live coverage will be available on ESPN 3.
Photo Credit: Eastern Michigan Athletics