Florida uniform history
In recent years, the Gators have strayed from the norm with various Nike Pro Combat combinations as one of the Swoosh’s primary programs, but orange and blue has remained the primary staples in one of college football’s most recognizable.
Florida’s recent Nike Pro Combat combinations
Blue jerseys have remained Florida’s preferred home choice for the better part of 100 years, but orange alternates have been worn, notably in recent years, as well. An all-blue alternate look at home has become a go-to option in big games.
From 1979 to 1989, orange was the primary jersey color at home.
Rarely have the Gators used their blue jersey + orange pants combination first seen in 1989 against Florida State under coach Gary Darnell. The look went on a decade-long hiatus before Steve Spurrier brought it back in 1999. The Gators have donned the contrasting look a couple times since 2010 including during the 2012 Sugar Bowl against Louisville.
During the Will Muschamp era, Florida’s preference was a monochrome all-white combination on the road. The Gators donned orange pants on the road once per season under Muschamp, and brought out the blues once during the 2013 campaign at Mizzou.
Florida’s current script-style helmet logo on its orange shells has been around since 1979. The Gators have worn alternate helmets and throwback lids here and there since, but orange shells with blue stickers and stripes has been the primary option. Florida last wore its blue helmets in 1965 and the white helmets haven’t been a gameday regular since 1968 when the Gators used an interlocking UF as their primary logo.
Prior to the 2013 season, Nike redesigned Florida’s numbers for a modernized look.
Current preferred uniform combinations
- Home 1: Orange helmet, blue jersey, white pants
- Home 2: Orange helmet, orange jersey, white pants
- Home Alternate 1: Orange helmet, blue jersey, blue pants
- Home Alternate 2: Orange helmet, blue jersey, orange pants
- Road 1: Orange helmet, white jersey, white pants
- Road 2: Orange helmet, white jersey, orange pants
- Road Alternate: Orange helmet, white jersey, blue pants