The UCF football program has unveiled its space-themed uniforms for homecoming weekend and they are incredible.
UCF will wear the uniforms on Oct. 21 against East Carolina.
In the reveal on Tuesday afternoon, fans get a close look at the new helmet decal which is designed to look like the surface of the moon. The helmet stripe features star clusters and constellations in five sections which are “scaled section of the five stages of the Saturn V rocket, which carried the first astronauts to the moon in 1969.”
The uniforms pay homage to UCF’s history and its close ties to the space program.
UCF was “founded in 1963 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of supporting the growing United States space program at nearby Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.”
A special patch on the uniform will feature the UCF motto “Reach for the Stars,” along with the constellation “Pegasus” which is the academic seal and a variety of other symbols related to the solar system.
This may be the best example of an alternate uniform tying to the local community and history of the university we have seen in recent memory.
The Knights and East Carolina are set to go head-to-head at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando on Oct. 14.
Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network.