There are not many other programs that cherish history as much as Notre Dame football.
Part of that history will be celebrated on Saturday when the Fighting Irish play Navy and wear special “heritage” uniforms, with help from Under Armour, with helmets made to resemble the leather versions players wore in the 1920s and 1930s.
Notre Dame’s official equipment account tweeted an image of the helmets — without facemasks — on Tuesday.
“I think it is a unique opportunity with this uniform to celebrate the past while creating the future,” Under Armour Design Director Nick Billiris said in August when the uniforms were officially announced, Irish Illustrated reported. “That’s why we incorporated some of these elements that harken back to the 1920s and 1930s when Knute Rockne was there, but we did it with cutting edge fabrics and technology. The whole idea is that this uniform is a time capsule of Notre Dame football from when Rockne first grew the football program into the national power it has become today.”
— Ryan Grooms (@NDFBEquipment) November 14, 2017