The Georgia Tech football program is ready to begin a new era with adidas. On Friday night, the Yellow Jackets unveiled their new uniforms by adidas after moving on from their previous apparel provider Russell Athletic. While the uniforms are not drastically different, they are a fresh look that incorporates various features from past looks at Georgia Tech.
“What we didn’t want to do was abandon the tradition,” said adidas’ senior production manager for football apparel Cam Collins, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We wanted to pay homage to it.”
Former Georgia Tech team caption Joe Anoa’i, who is now commonly known as WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, helped unveil the new uniforms while his WWE entrance music was blaring over the loudspeakers and those in attendance came to their feet.
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The AJC had further information on the technology of the uniforms:
It is Adidas’ new Primeknit A1 uniform, made with cutting-edge technology and intricate elements designed for comfort and fit. The uniform is seamless – “literally knitted out of yarns in a tube,” Collins said. “And it seems very tight, but it stretches and it’s super flexible, so it fits our players’ bodies like a glove.” The Primeknit A1 uniform will be worn by only 13 of Adidas’ schools this season.
The Yellow Jackets kickoff their 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 at home against Alcorn State.