The Rebels will sport a slightly tweaked helmet design for 2012. A little darker silver, grey facemasks, a white UNLV with a red outline, and a large stripe down the center.
It has been reported that UNLV helmets featured a center stripe from 1968 through 1988, but it has been absent since then and at the time, that it was a Scarlet stripe with a white outline. We have found this to be untrue.
One of UNLV football’s favorite sons, Randall Cunningham played for them from 1982-1984 and as you can see below, his helmet had a white stripe, bracketed by red, just like the new helmet.
Another issue with that above statement, is that in 2008, the team had a single black stripe down the center.
In any case, we believe the stripes and re-coloring look nice. Here is how they looked last year.
Do you like the new look? Does it make it more legible? Or is this just a small tweak for a small team, and not something you are interested in?
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