Florida Gators reveal alternate blue helmets

Florida will wear new blue helmets, with script Gators, against Tennessee

Image via @GatorsFB

he Gators will look a little different this Saturday against Tennessee. Florida revealed new blue helmets with script Gators in orange on the side on Thursday ahead of their trip to Knoxville, making it the 2nd time this season Florida has worn blue helmets. Florida has never worn this helmet design in school history. The Gators have now revealed 3 new helmets this season; blue throwback helmets against Missouri, new white helmets against Vanderbilt, and now a new blue helmet.

Image via @GatorsFB
Image via @GatorsFB
Image via @GatorsFB

After a massive positive reception from fans following the reveal of blue helmets for the first time since 1965, Scott Stricklin has brought back them back .The helmet will be paired with the white jersey and blue pants for a unique look. The helmet is the same matte blue shell from the 1965 throwback uniforms worn earlier this year, but this time mimicking the current day orange helmets with the script “Gators” on the side and the master stripe. Basically, its the classic orange helmets from 1979-present but in blue.

Florida’s blue throwback helmets worn against Missouri (via Brad McClenny, Gainesville Sun)

Putting the Gators in blue helmets was first pitched prior to the 2019 season as apart of the throwback game vs Auburn. After being pushed to the 2020 season, discussions began in March on an alternate blue helmet, one that could exist as a permanent option for the Gators, while doubling as a throwback helmet when needed.

Now, the 1965 blue throwback helmets have been re-decaled into alternate blue helmets. A quality payoff for the cost of repurposing the old 2017 Swamp Green helmets.

Florida faces Tennessee on Saturday at 3:30pm ET in Knoxville, TN. Tune in to see the alternate blue helmets in action.

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