Gators unveil throwback uniforms for homecoming

The Florida Gators will be throwing it back to the sixties on Saturday when they host the Auburn Tigers.

The Gators will wear throwback uniforms from Steve Spurrier’s playing days. Florida wore part of these uniforms back in 2006 when they hosted Alabama, however, the white helmet with a block “F” inside of a circle hasn’t been seen since Spurrier’s playing days.

Here are the head-to-toe details of this alternate uniform.

Helmet

Florida Gators throwback helmets

This piece combines a multitude of years and traditions all within one helmet.
* The white helmet, grey facemask and solid orange strip across the middle is from the 1950s and early 1960s.
* Meanwhile, the block “F” with a circle decal that was used throughout the early 1960s.
* Rather than a patch on the jersey as it has been all season, fans will notice the CFB 150 logo on the bumper of the helmet.

Jersey

Florida Gators throwback jersey

* The blue jersey is from the 1960s, when the Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier played quarterback for the Gators and won the Heisman Trophy in 1996. The jersey has an over the shoulder orange & white insert stripe.
* This is the first time that the Gators have worn this jersey in a game since Sept. 30, 2006.

 

Pants

Florida Gators throwback pants

* Also from the 1960s, the Gators white pants for Saturday has an Orange & Blue insert stripe down each side of the pants.
* This is the first time that UF has have worn these pants in a game since the aforementioned game against Alabama in 2006.

Socks
* Florida will wear white crew socks, that include a blue stripe around the top, which was a very common look back in the 1950s and 1960s.

Cleats

Florida Gators throwback cleats

* For the first time in recent memory, the Gators will wear black cleats with white shoelaces. Unlike nowadays, cleats did not have all the exotic colors and styles in the 1950s and 60s.

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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC