Navy to Wear Multiple Helmet Designs in Army-Navy Game

Written By:  •  Monday, November 30, 2015

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Navy’s football team will wear seven different helmet designs in the December 12 Army-Navy Game. The helmets, created by Under Armour, reflect the ships of the Navy fleet and will be worn by players depending on their positions. (All photos are from a gallery on NavySports.com.)

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Wide receivers will wear helmets featuring a submarine, because, like submarines, wide receivers take on “a stealth-like persona as they blend into the rhythm of the offense but bring significant fire power when called upon,” according to NavySports.com.

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Linemen’s helmets will feature an amphibious assault ship: “These ships are utilized to establish the ‘beach head’ that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective.”

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Running backs will wear littoral combat ships because “these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters.”

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“The aircraft carrier is the ultimate decision maker,” so of course, it will appear on the quarterback’s helmet.

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Linebackers will wear the cruiser, which “provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch of Naval surface ships.”

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The destroyer, “known for significant fire power, speed, and anti-missile defense,” will grace the helmets of defensive backs.

11529201Finally, kickers and special teams’ helmets will feature the minesweeper because they perform specialized tasks.

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Navy’s uniforms will include other details, like a font that evokes that found on Navy ships…

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…cleats and other uniform details in “battleship gray”…

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…and the Navy battlecry, “Damn the torpedoes,” famously proclaimed by Rear Admiral David Farragut in the 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay.



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Paul Caputo

Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the Story Behind the Nickname Series on this website and can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball.