Aug 21, 2013
DENTON, Texas - As part of the celebration of this year's 100th anniversary of Mean Green football, the centennial jerseys and helmets that will be worn by North Texas during the season-opening game on Aug. 31 against Idaho at Apogee Stadium are now up for purchase in an online auction on meangreensports.com.
The online auction opens on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and will run through Wednesday, Sept. 4. More than 100 jerseys in various sizes and numbers are available for purchase. The bidding starts at $150 per jersey and will go up by increments of $5.
Helmets can be purchased for a set price of $300 each. There are 90 helmets up for auction and they will be available until they run out or the end of year. Each helmet comes with a facemask but there is no guarantee as to the type of facemask (number of bars, etc.).
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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 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.
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.
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