Marshall to commemorate anniversary of 1970 plane crash with new helmets

The Marshall football program took to social media on Sunday afternoon to unveil some incredible alternate uniforms that will be worn next week to commemorate the anniversary of a 1970 plane crash that took the lives of 75 people, including 37 players.

The plane, which crashed on Nov. 14, 1970, was carrying 37 members of the Marshall football team, nine coaches, 25 boosters and four flight crew members. The tragedy — one of the worst sports tragedies in history — was the subject of the film “We Are Marshall.”

When Marshall takes the field against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, the new helmets will feature an old school logo. The helmets will also feature a giant No. 75 decal on the back of the helmet.

Check it out:

Well done, Thundering Herd.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on AMSN.

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