UCF Knights Will Begin 2016 Football Season in Winning Style

After a heartbreaking 2015 season, Scott Frost came onboard as UCF football’s new head coach last December to get the team back on track. Something fans, players and members of the media were curious about from the very beginning was the UCF uniform.

Frost began working with Josh Iverson, senior graphic designer for Nike, on a dramatic new look that the team could wear with pride on game day. In May, the new design was revealed.

For the first time since 2004, each player’s name will be highlighted on the back of his jersey.

“I believe that young men that come to our program and put the time and effort in that they need to in order to get on the field and contribute, they’re working way too hard to not have their family and their name recognized,” Coach Frost says. “Allowing them to represent their families on the back of their jerseys is something that I think is well deserved.”

So what will the UCF Knights be wearing during their first home game at Brighthouse Networks Stadium against South Carolina State on Sept. 3?

“I think we’re wearing all white at home for the first time in a long time in game one,” Coach Frost says. “Expect the fans to be wearing the same thing.”

Fast Facts
-With UCF football’s new uniforms, there are 64 possible uniform combinations, making each game day experience unique.
-Nike drew inspiration for the new uniforms by researching UCF’s past, its location, its mascots (Knights and Pegasus), former players, and the football program’s #UCFast, #UCFierce and #RiseandConquer mantras.
-The bold new look includes black, white, anthracite and pewter jerseys, pants and helmets.
-The team’s new slogan, “Rise & Conquer” is on the back of the jersey inside the neckline.
-A double-edged sword goes down the middle of the helmet from front to back.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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