Earlier this summer, Under Armour began outfitting the Naval Academy's 33 men's and women's varsity athletic teams, and it didn't take long for the apparel company to produce an all-time great uniform. When the Navy football team opens the 2014 season against Ohio State in Baltimore, they'll be outfitted in a uniform that pays tribute to the traditional Summer Whites military dress.
The helmet is inspired by a Naval Officer's cover and features a gold braid, very similar to the helmet produced by HGI for Navy's 2012 Pro Combat uniform. No detail was left out, as the the uniform features a gold belt buckle and solid white cleats and gloves to represent the all-white look of the traditional dress attire.
Another cool aspect is that the uniform varies from player to player, with each athlete will be wearing their specific rank in the Naval Academy on their shoulder and pant leg. From Under Armour's press release, all freshman will wear uniforms that feature only an anchor, while sophomores will have one diagonal stripe on the shoulder and pant leg. Juniors will don two diagonal stripes and seniors will have one parallel stripe, respectively, while Navy captains Noah Copeland and Parrish Gaines will wear a star and three parallel stripes, signifying the rank of a midshipmen lieutenant.
In addition, the Midshipmen unveiled a new standard look, which feature six horizontal stripes across the chest to represent the six United States Naval fleets. This mark will be seen on every uniform across the USNA athletic department.