The Appalachian State football program unveiled new home uniforms on Friday in one of the most unique ways possible, with wide receiver Thomas Hennigan rising from the water at the Laurel Creek Falls in Boone, North Carolina.
The new all-black uniforms aren’t a drastic change for the Mountaineers, who have won 61 games – including five straight bowl games – since they moved up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2014.
In fact, Appalachian State simply updated to Nike’s Vapor Untouchable template, which includes a larger number font; replaced the double sleeve stripes with contrasting cuffs; and swapped out the old Sun Belt logo for the new version.
The Mountaineers’ corresponding black pants remain stripeless and feature the Block “A” on the right hip, a Nike Swoosh on the left hip and gold belt.
Appalachian State is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 12, against Charlotte. Kickoff is set for noon ET on ESPN2.
It’s unclear at this time if the Mountaineers will have matching road and/or alternate uniforms this season, as many small programs only receive discounted rates on apparel and often spread those purchases over the course of two (or three) seasons. They’re travel to Marshall next weekend, so we’ll get our answer sooner rather than later.
Check out more photos of Appalachian State’s new home uniforms below:
Photos courtesy of @AppState_FB on Twitter.