The Oregon Ducks unveiled new uniforms this week that pull elements from some of the program’s past designs while also remaining at the forefront of Nike’s innovation.
At first glance, there are several similarities between these uniforms and what Oregon has worn for the last two seasons, as the apple green, lightning yellow and white road sets are all on Nike’s Vapor Fusion template. The previous number font – which dates back to 2018 – remains intact, too, albeit with a new perforation pattern throughout.
That pattern is then carried over to a new shoulder and sleeve design that is supposed to mimic flying ducks and blends in with the green apple jersey but uses a contrasting color on the lightning yellow and white uniforms. This design is seemingly a callback to the diamond-plate uniforms the Ducks wore from 2006-09 and a handful of alternates worn in the 2016 Alamo Bowl and throughout the following season, as shown below.
Other small changes include the three-dimensional collar that is similar to a graphic inside the football facility that honors all of the former Oregon players in the NFL, as well as the Nike Swoosh returning to its traditional spot on the left shoulder. In a corresponding move, the Ducks’ primary logo is now back on the collar.
There’s also small circles under the armpits of the jersey and sides of the pants and a contrasting tag – which first appeared on the Los Angeles Rams’ current uniforms – on the back collar that features Oregon’s mascot, Puddles.
Last but not least, the Ducks introduced another helmet into the rotation, this one being an apple green shell with yellow-to-green gradient wings on both sides and a yellow “O” on the back.
The new uniforms will hit the field for the first time when Oregon hosts Fresno State on Sept. 4. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks.
Photos courtesy of @OregonFootball and @GoDucks on Twitter.