Texas Longhorns To Celebrate 1969 National Championship With Throwback Uniforms

Written By:  •  Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Texas will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its 1969 national championship by wearing throwback uniforms during this Saturday’s game against Kansas (8 p.m. on the Longhorn Network).

The biggest difference between the Longhorns’ current burnt orange home jersey and the throwback set is the lack of the school name across the chest in an all-caps custom block font. The double stripes remain on the sleeves, but the logo on the collar, television numbers on the shoulders and the Big XII patch have been removed. 

The biggest difference between the Longhorns’ current burnt orange home jersey and the throwback set is the lack of the school name across the chest in an all-caps custom block font. The double stripes remain on the sleeves, but the logo on the collar, television numbers on the shoulders and the Big XII patch have been removed. 

The white helmet and gloves, meanwhile, pay homage to the 150th anniversary of college football’s first game — though the original design in 1969 featured “100” inside the football-shaped helmet decal situated directly above the Longhorns’ primary logo.

From Texas’ press release:

Saturday’s matchup versus the Jayhawks will be an extra special opportunity, as the team will be honored throughout the game. Members of the undefeated, unanimous champions will also be recognized on the field at half time. The Longhorns’ throwback uniforms are an added part of this weekend’s celebration.

Texas finished the 1969 season at 11-0, which included a come-from-behind, 15-14 win over No. 2 Arkansas in the regular season finale and a 21-17 victory against No. 9 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Classic. That gave the Longhorns their second national championship in program history.

Check out more photos of Texas’ throwback uniforms below:

Photos via @TexasFootball 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.