The Maryland football program has had a strong relationship with Under Armour, often having some of the most innovative and appealing uniforms in college football. The Terrapins have also been inspired by the Maryland state flag for a number of their looks, which will continue during the 2018 season as they celebrate their 10-year partnership with Under Armour.
On Friday, Under Armour and Maryland unveiled the team’s home uniform for the 2018 college football season and we again see the return of the flag-inspired helmets.
Maryland’s helmets featuring the Calvert and Crosslands coat of arms are hand-painted, making the Terrapins the only school to wear hand-painted helmets as part of their standard uniform.
“Designing the uniforms for Maryland football has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Especially with such an iconic and important design focal point like the Maryland flag. We want to make sure that we’re making a statement about not only UMD football and the UA brand, but that the entire state of Maryland is represented in the best way possible,” Nick Billiris, Senior Design Director of Team Sports at Under Armour, said in a statement.
The Maryland uniforms also feature Under Armour’s proprietary ArmourGrid technology, which was first tested exclusively with the Terrapins. ArmourGrid is “a lightweight ripstop fabric designed to resist rips and tears, and is virtually impossible to grab.”
Maryland kicks off its 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against the Texas Longhorns. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.