Louisville Cardinals Unveil Muhammad Ali-Inspired Alternate Uniforms

Written By:  •  Monday, August 19, 2019

The University of Louisville on Monday afternoon unveiled alternate football uniforms inspired by native son and boxing icon Muhammad Ali.

The all-white uniforms feature black typography and trim as a nod to Ali’s signature boxing trucks, while the arched lettering is reminiscent of his ring robe. The jerseys are also paired with red gloves, giving the allusion of boxing gloves.

From adidas’ press release:

Always hitting the turf with nimble, quick and strategic movements, the Cardinals often resemble history’s most renowned and respected boxers — which is showcased throughout the design of the 2019 alternate uniforms.

The Louisville basketball program actually wore similar Ali-Inspired uniforms for last season’s Top 15 matchup with North Carolina.

Ali died in 2016 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He finished his professional career with a 56-5 record and is considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.

The Cardinals will wear their new Muhammad Ali-inspired alternate uniforms against Boston College on Oct. 5.

Check out more photos of the uniforms below:

Photos via @UofLFootball on Twitter



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Andrew Lind is the Ohio State football beat writer and photographer at Buckeye Sports Bulletin; founder and graphic designer of The Ohio State Uniform Database; and the NCAA Writer for SportsLogos.net. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewMLind.