The United States Naval Academy has revealed the uniforms that the midshipmen will wear during the December 12th football game against the United States Military Academy.
The Army/Navy game will air December 12th at 3:00 p.m. on NewsChannel 3!
The game is one of the biggest rivalry games in college football and has been played annually since 1930.
The new “Navy Fleet” uniforms from UnderArmour feature hand-painted helmets showing historic ships from the U.S. Naval Fleet.
Each position is assigned a different ship.
- Linebacker: Cruiser- Provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch of Naval surface ships representative of the linebackers on the Navy football team.
- Defensive Back: Destroyer- Known for significant fire power, speed, and anti-missile defense as are Navy’s defensive backs.
- Wide Receiver: Submarine- Predominantly utilized as blockers, wide receivers play a key role in driving the Navy rush attack, taking on a stealth-like persona as they blend into the rhythm of the offense but bring significant fire power when called upon, just like a Naval submarine.
- Lineman: Amphibious Assault Ships- Just as a lineman’s job is the create a hole for a running back or linebacker, these ships are utilized to establish the “beach head” that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective.
- Quarterback: Aircraft Carrier- The QB of the Naval Fleet, the aircraft carrier is the ultimate decision maker; the “quick strike” weapon of the Naval fleet.
- Running Back: Littoral Combat Ship- Like running backs, these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters.
- Kicker/Special Teams: Minesweeper- Much like the specific task of the Navy special teams, this small ship has a unique mission of identifying and eliminating mines.
The uniform’s baselayer will feature an overhead sketch of the seven ships featured on the helmets.
“Damn the Torpedoes!” is written on the gloves, pants and jersey as a reminder of the battle cry that rallies the fleet.