Jersey colors often change for the Boise State football team, having worn blue, orange, white and grey at various points through out a season. Now, there’s a new addition to the color jersey family: black.
Saturday afternoon during the Fresno State game, Boise State unveiled that next Saturday, Oct. 20, will be a “Black Out,” as the Broncos will be decked out in all-black Nike uniforms against UNLV.
“I think they’re a really good uniform, it’s something different. Nike came with it this time,” said senior linebacker Tommy Smith. Smith got a chance to model the uniforms as part of the unveiling of the blackout.
The special combination that Nike developed alongside Boise State entails black jerseys, pants, helmets, socks and shoes. Like the white helmets unveiled during the Georgia game last season, these black helmets will include the combat logo on one side and the player’s number on the other.
“I like the helmets, the flat black helmets they’re pretty cool,” Smith said when asked about his favorite part of the new uniforms.
Blue and orange accents will outline the numbers on the uniforms along with a chrome look on the shoes.
Over the past few years, Nike has worked to create and develop new Boise State uniforms, most notably the grey Pro Combat style uniform for the Virginia Tech home opener in 2010 and the white Pro Combat style uniform for the Georgia opener last season.
This will be the first time in school history that the Broncos dawn all-black attire.
Fans are encouraged to be a part of the “Black Out” by wearing black at next week’s game for the fan color scheme. All Bronco Shop locations will have black apparel on sale.