The University of Maryland will pay homage to the teams of the 1980s with throwback uniforms that will be worn for the Terrapins’ homecoming game against Michigan on Nov. 2.
The all-red throwback uniforms feature the iconic Script Terps, which adorned Maryland’s helmets from 1982-91 and 2001-2010.
“I was raised on the Terps script,” said first-year head coach Michael Locksley, a Washington D.C. native who had two previous stints as an assistant with the Terrapins. “I fell in love with the teams that donned those uniforms. I remember watching guys like Boomer (Esiason) and Frank Reich guiding the Terps in those uniforms. I know our team will be excited to bring that back for homecoming.”
I find it a bit odd that Maryland specifically mentions the 1980s as its inspiration for the throwback uniforms, but uses the Brashier helmet stripe only worn by the Terrapins during the 1991 season.
Anyway, Maryland’s throwback jersey has faux-mesh details in the numbers and classic black, white and gold stripes on the sleeves. It will be paired with white pants that presumably have black red and black stripes down the leg, further replicating the Terrapins’ vintage look.
Check out more photos of the uniforms below:
Photos via @TerpsFootball on Twitter