Aug. 12, 2013
DENTON, Texas - As part of the celebration of this year's 100th anniversary of Mean Green football, North Texas unveiled a special centennial uniform and helmet at its annual Media Day Monday at Apogee Stadium.
Unlike throwback uniforms pro and college teams have worn from a particular season, the Mean Green centennial uniform is a composite of multiple eras of North Texas football, honoring some of the greatest players in the school's history.
The centennial uniform will be worn by the Mean Green during the season-opening game on Aug. 31 against Idaho at Apogee Stadium, and the uniforms worn in the game will be up for purchase in an online auction on meangreensports.com. Details of the auction will be coming soon.
The centennial helmet is white, as were the North Texas helmets from the 1950s until 1967, worn by All-Century players like Bill Carrico, Bill Brashier, Ray Renfro, Abner Haynes and Joe Greene (in his sophomore and junior seasons).
The helmet is emblazoned with the North Texas logo from 1973 to 1982, the iconic image dubbed by students of that period as the "Flying Worm" and worn by Mean Green greats like J.T. Smith, Burks Washington and Walter Chapman. The logo is lime green, a prominent North Texas color of the era, with a black outline.
The jersey is in the style and shade of green of those worn in the 1960s by Greene, Steve Ramsey, Ron Shanklin, Glen Holloway, Willie Parker, Cedrick Hardman and Leonard Dunlap. The pants are white with a double green stripe down the sides.
Tickets for the Aug. 31 opener against Idaho are on sale through the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office, online or by calling 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.