This weekend, the Kansas football program will be rolling out some new alternate uniforms.
On Tuesday, the Jayhawks announced special “Jay-Hawkers” uniforms that will be worn by the team this weekend against the Baylor Bears as part of the University’s annual Salute to Service.
The uniforms pay tribute to Colonel Charles Jennison and the 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, which was a cavalry regiment known as “Jennison’s Jay-Hawkers.” The Jay-Hawkers served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
From a distance the uniforms look like the Jayhawks tradition uniform with red and blue, but there are some minor tweaks.
On the matte red helmets, the Jayhawks logo will be replaced by a swallowtail flag. There will also be a patch on the back of the jersey instead of player names. The patch featuring a crossed rifle and saber, signifying the start of the Jay-Hawker regiment. When volunteers joined Jennison’s Jay-Hawkers, they were provided the weapons featured on the patch.
You can view more photos of the Kansas alternate uniform by clicking here.
Kickoff between the Jayhawks and Baylor is set for 12:00 p.m. ET at KU Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4.