The Florida football team will take the field this weekend against Texas A&M with some interesting alternate uniforms.
This week, Jim McElwain’s squad unveiled its new “Gator Green” uniforms from Nike that pay homage to the program’s home, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, more affectionately known as “The Swamp.”
While the new look has been dubbed “Gator Green,” the uniforms are actually a tonal gray that feature an alligator scale pattern.
This will mark the first time Florida takes the field with uniforms that do not predominantly feature the school’s traditional blue and orange color scheme.
Florida unveiled its new look on social media:
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 10, 2017
The helmet is “swamp green” with a satin finish. The Gator logo will be featured on only one side of the helmet, also a first for the Florida football program.
If that wasn’t enough, the homage to Florida’s “Gator” nickname goes all the way down to the cleats.
From the release:
- To complete the look, the players will wear special-edition cleats that span Nike’s complete footwear offering for NCAA teams (including the latest Alpha Menace Elite and Force Savage Elite). The cleats are swamp green and covered in Gator print with chrome orange plates. The sockliners have sublimated Gator logos on them.
Florida and Texas A&M face off Saturday night in Gainesville with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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