The Arizona State football program will be rocking some new threads during the 2018 season. While preparing for Pac-12 media days last week, the Sun Devils shared video of a photo shoot for the upcoming season which gave a sneak peek of the new gear. Sun Devils fans have long called for an update to Arizona State’s look and adidas has delivered in the first year of the Herm Edwards regime.
The most notable change to the jerseys is the removal of the name across the chest.
Rather than reading “Arizona State,” the Sun Devils opted to have a hidden patter that emulates the state flag of Arizona. It’s a subtle, but slick feature that really gives a modern twist to an otherwise simplified look.
Here is the clearest look of the pattern:
The helmet bumper reads “PT*42” which is a tribute to former Sun Devils star Pat Tillman, who was killed while serving in the military.
So far, the only jersey we have seen is the home jersey, so it will be interesting to see whether the away or alternate jerseys feature the same subtle patter or if it will be a more in-your-face design with more contrasting color schemes. In the meantime, check out this video from the Pac 12 Media Days photo shoot.