Georgia uniform history
Unlike its primary rival in Atlanta, Georgia has kept its uniforms rather simple over the last decade.
It is believed Georgia first wore its red jersey (sweater in those days) during the 1911 season. The look has obviously been updated since, but the familiar red jersey and light (white or silver) pants combo at home has been the Bulldogs’ preferred choice on gamedays for well over half a century.
Legendary coach Wally Butts is credited with introducing Georgia’s iconic ‘silver britches’ in 1939. Vince Dooley ditched silver pants for white upon his arrival before the Bulldogs brought them back in 1980.
The Bulldogs have worn the same red shell, oval G logo style helmets since 1964 courtesy of Dooley, but did change their facemask color from grey to white following the 1977 season. Georgia has worn alternate lids on occasion in recent years, last doing so in a Pro Combat silver and red get-up against Boise State to open the 2011 campaign (view more photos).
An alternate black helmet made a much-anticipated debut on Halloween 2009 against Florida (with black pants to match for the third time in program history), but the Bulldogs haven’t worn the combo since following a 24-point loss to the Gators.
Georgia’s best black-look came in the 2007 season against Auburn. A game that UGA won 45-20 in Athens. They also wore those same jerseys later that season in the 2008 Sugar Bowl, a 41-10 pasting of previously-unbeaten Hawaii. Led by Knowshon Moreno and Matt Stafford, the Bulldogs scored early and often in black jerseys outlined in red with white numbers. Silver pants with red stripes were a nice touch to compliment the traditional helmet.
Current uniform combinations