Big 12 Conference


ARIZONA ARIZONA STATE BAYLOR
"Wildcats" "Sun Devils" "Bears"
Tucson, AZ Tempe, AZ Waco, TX
BYU CINCINNATI COLORADO
"Cougars" "Bearcats" "Buffaloes"
Provo, UT Cincinnati, OH Boulder, CO
HOUSTON IOWA STATE KANSAS
"Cougars" "Cyclones" "Jayhawks"
Houston, TX Ames, IA Lawrence, KS
KANSAS STATE OKLAHOMA STATE TCU
"Wildcats" "Cowboys" "Horned Frogs"
Manhattan, KS Stillwater, OK Fort Worth, TX
TEXAS TECH UCF UTAH
"Red Raiders" "Knights" "Utes"
Lubbock, TX Orlando, FL Salt Lake City, UT
WEST VIRGINIA
"Mountaineers"
Morgantown, WV

Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Utah are new members of this conference in 2024.


Historical Helmets

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

1960 - 1964 1965 - 1966? 1966? - 1967
*see note 1 below
1968 - 1969 1970 - 1971 1972
1973 - 1976 1977 - 1979 1980
1981 - 1982 1983 - 1989 1990 - 2003
*see note 2 below *see note 2 below
'A' 'B' 'C'
2010 - 2012 2004 - 2016; 2020 - 2012 - 2013
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
'D' 'E' 'F'
2012 - 2019 December 30, 2009;
2013 - 2019
2014
'G' 'H' 'I'
2015 - 2018 2016 2017 - 2018
'J' 'K' 'L'
2018 2018 - 2019 -
*see note 2 below
'M'
2020 -

During recent years Arizona has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

There are three additional "known" historical helmets for Arizona (used since 1960) which I have not yet been able to add to this website due to insufficient information; below are photographs of these:

The design on the left above was used in 1965 and apparently in 1966, also; the helmets appear to be plain white in all photographs that I have seen, with an unknown stripe sequence (probably blue-red-blue). The spacing of the stripes may have varied, and some photos seem to indicate a narrow gap between the colored stripes, creating two additional white stripes. I would appreciate any color photographs from the 1965 and 1966 seasons that clarify the stripe sequence on this design.

The helmet in the right photograph above shows a "wildcat head" logo used during the 1967 season, and possibly during at least some games in 1966, also. This is by far the best photograph, and the only color photograph, which I have received showing this design. Does anyone have a larger or clearer photograph, or a copy of the helmet logo used on this one?

The 1972 design is shown above. On the left is a screen capture from a video that was sent to me; the video is from a practice session prior to the 1972 East-West Shrine Bowl game. Previously I had thought that the football-shaped logo on this design was blue in color, but obviously that was not the case during at least this game. Since the Shrine Bowl is an exhibition game it does not strictly "count" for the purposes of this website, but I would note that all of the other identifiable helmets present in the video did appear to be identical to the ones used by their wearer's respective college team that year. On the right is another photograph from an earlier game which suggests that the logo was the same color as the helmet shell. I do not think anyone has ever sent me a clear photograph of an actual 1972 Arizona helmet showing a blue football-shape, so I now think the logo was probably red in 1972. Obviously I would appreciate any additional clear color photographs. The color of the middle stripe (between the two white stripes) also remains unclear, but I now think it was more likely red rather than blue.

*1 The stripe sequence may have differed from this during the very early 1960s.

*2 Each of these helmet designs has a white stripe in the middle, flanked by a blue stripe on the left side and by a red stripe on the right side.

*3 This was Arizona's usual helmet design from 2004 through 2009, and it was later used October 16, 2010 (at Washington State), November 6, 2010 (at Stanford), December 29, 2010 (vs Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl game at San Antonio, TX), September 17, 2011 (vs Stanford), and September 24, 2011 (vs Oregon), plus additional games 2012 - 2016 as noted above.

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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

1959 - 1960 1961 - 1968;
1970 - 1974
1969
1975 1976 - 1979 1980 - 1984
1985 - 1991 1992 - 1995 2003 (away games)
'J' 'B'
November 15, 2008 1996 - 2010; 2014;
2017 -
2011 -
'C' 'D' 'E'
2011 - 2011 - 2012 -
'F' 'G' 'H'
2013 - 2013 - 2013 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'I' 'K' 'A'
2014 - 2012 2011 -
'L' 'M' 'N'
2015 - 2015 - 2015 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'O' 'P' 'Q'
2015 - 2016 2016 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'R' 'S' 'T'
2016 - 2016 - 2017 -
'U' 'V' 'W'
2017 - 2018 - 2018 -
*see note 1 below
'X' 'Y' 'Z'
2018 - 2018 - 2018 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below *see note 1 below
'AA' 'AB' 'AC'
2019 - 2019 - 2019 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'AD' 'AE' 'AF'
2019 - 2019 - 2019 -
'AG' 'AH' 'AI'
2019 - 2019 - 2019 -
'AJ' 'AK' 'AL'
2020 - 2020 - 2020 -
*see note 1 below
'AM' 'AN' 'AO'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
'AP' 'AQ' 'AR'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
*see note 1 below
'AS' 'AT' 'AU'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
*see note 2 below
'AV' 'AW' 'AX'
2021 - 2021 - 2022 -
*see note 1 below
'AY' 'AZ' 'BA'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 1 below
'BB' 'BC' 'BD'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'BE' 'BF' 'BG'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 2 below *see note 1 below
'BH' 'BI' 'BJ'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
'BK' 'BL' 'BM'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
'BN' 'BO' 'BP'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
*see note 2 below

During recent years Arizona State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 The right side of each of these designs differs from the left as depicted below.

'F' and 'X' 'G' 'L'
'M' 'N' 'P'
'Q' 'V' 'V1'
'Z' 'AA' and 'AJ' 'AB'
'AR' 'AV' 'AY'
'BB' 'BD' 'BF'

*2 The shield logo is worn on the left side only of design 'Y'; the right side has a large "pitchfork" logo (as represented below). The shield logo on designs 'AT', 'BE', and 'BP' is worn on both sides. The shield contains the lettering "PT 42" in memory of former ASU football player Pat Tillman, who left an NFL career to join the United States Army after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack; Tillman was killed while serving in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. He had worn uniform number 42 during his football career at ASU.

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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

c.early 1960s;
1967 - 1968
c.early 1960s c.early-mid 1960s
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
1969 - 1971 1972 - 1978 1979 - 1988
*see note 2 below
1989 - 1992 1992 1993 - 1996
*see note 3 below
1997 - 2002 October 23, 2004 2005 - 2007
*see note 4 below
'B'
2003 - 2007 September 5, 2009;
additional games 2009-
September 11, 2010
*see note 4 below *see note 5 below
'C' 'A' 'D'
2011 - 2012 2008 - 2013 2013 -
'E' 'F' 'G'
2013 - 2013 - 2013 -
'H' 'I' 'J'
2013 2015 - 2016 -
'K' 'L' 'M'
2016 - 2017 - 2018 -
'N' 'O' 'P'
2018 - 2019 - 2019 -
'Q' 'R' 'S'
2019 - 2019 - 2021 -
'T'
2023 -

During recent years Baylor has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 Apparently uniform numerals were used inconsistently on Baylor's helmets during the early 1960s, with some players wearing them and others not doing so. The green numerals were used by some players during at least some games in both 1965 and 1966, and white numerals were used for at least part of the 1960 season, and perhaps 1961 also.

*2 In 1969 a version of the "100" decal recognizing the 100th anniversary of the first college football game was worn at the back of the helmet. Baylor's version featured a dark-colored football shape with the numerals "100" in some light color.

*3 According to the Southwest Conference Helmets web site, the "plain" helmet was used for just the first few games of the 1992 season, after which the logo and stripes of the previous helmet design were restored.

*4 Green helmets were used for eight games during the 2005 season: September 10 vs Samford, Sept. 17 at Army, October 1 at Texas A&M, Oct. 8 at Iowa State, Oct. 15 vs Nebraska, November 5 vs Texas, Nov. 12 at Missouri, and Nov. 19 vs Oklahoma State. The gold helmets were used during the first game, September 3 at SMU, and the seventh and eighth games, Oct. 22 at Oklahoma, and Oct. 29 vs Texas Tech.

In 2006 and 2007, the green helmets were used during road games, and the gold helmets during home games, with one exception: on November 17, 2007, Baylor used green helmets during the home game against Oklahoma State.

*5 This design was first used during a game at Wake Forest in 2009; subsequently used during the 2009 season on September 19 (vs Connecticut), October 31 (vs Nebraska), November 7 (at Missouri), and November 21 (at Texas A&M); used during the 2010 season on September 10 (at TCU); October 9 (vs Texas Tech in Dallas, TX) and November 13 (vs Texas A&M); used during the 2011 season on September 17 (vs Stephen F. Austin), September 24 (vs Rice), October 8 (vs Iowa State), and November 12 (at Kansas).

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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

1955 - 1960 c.1962 1964 - 1965
1966 - 1968 1969 1969 - 1977
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
1978 regular season October 28, 1989 December 22, 1978 - 1997;
2009; 2013; 2014
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
1998 1999 - 2004 December 30, 2011
October 13, 2012;
November 15, 2014
September 11, 2014 November 26, 2016
'A' 'B' 'C'
2005 - October 3, 2014; 2019 - 2019 -
'D' 'E' 'F'
2020 - 2020 - 2020 -
'G' 'H' 'I'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
'J' 'K' 'L'
2021 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 4 below
'M' 'N' 'O'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
'P' 'Q' 'R'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
'S'
2023 -

During recent years BYU has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 In 1969 the "100" logo was worn on the left sides of BYU's helmets and the "Y" logo was worn on the right sides.

*2 During the 1989 game at Hawai'i BYU wore a red circle on the left sides of their helmets (see photo below); the usual "Y" logo was in place on the right sides. The purpose of this "logo" was lost for a number of years but the mystery has apparently now been solved, see: https://uni-watch.com/2018/09/26/solved-the-mystery-of-byus-red-dot/ . (It was associated with an anti-drug abuse program.)

*3 This helmet design was first used during BYU's appearance in the inaugural Holiday Bowl game against Navy at the end of the 1978 season. From 1979 to 1983 both blue and white facemasks were worn without regards to a uniform appearance for the team, although blue was always the predominant color. This design was used once again during the home game against Utah on November 28, 2009 and again during the Las Vegas Bowl game against Oregon State at the end of the 2009 season (December 22). Additional appearances were September 21, 2013 (vs Utah) and October 3, 2014 (vs Utah State).

*4 The cougar is present on the left side only of this design; the traditional "Y" logo is worn on the right side above a mountain scene (as depicted below).

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

1960 1961 1962 - 1966
1967 1968 1969
1970 - 1972 1973 - 1978 1979 - 1981
1982 1983 1984
1985 - 1988 1989 1990
*see note 1 below
1990 1991 - 1992 1993 - 2004
January 1, 2010 December 27, 2012 August 31, 2013
September 7, 2013 December 5, 2013 December 28, 2013
'B' 'C' 'D'
2014 2014 2014
'E' 'F' 'A'
2014 2014; 2018 - 2005 - 2014; 2018 -
*see note 2 below
'G' 'H' 'I'
2015 2015 - 2017 2015
'J' 'K' 'L'
2015 - 2016 2016 2016
'M' 'N' 'O'
2016 2016 2017
*see note 4 below
'P' 'Q' 'R'
2017 2018 - 2018 -
'S' 'T' 'U'
2018 - 2018 - 2019 -
'V' 'W' 'X'
2019 - 2019 - 2022 -
*see note 3 below
'Y'
2023 -
*see note 5 below

During recent years Cincinnati has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

To the best of my knowledge the above are the complete set of historical helmet designs used by Cincinnati during the period covered by this web site (1960 to present).

*1 "Blank" helmets were used during the first game of the 1990 season (vs Bowling Green) because the new helmet decals were late in arriving.

*2 During Cincinnati's December 31, 2011 appearance in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis, TN (vs Vanderbilt) this helmet design was altered by the addition of white uniform numerals to the right side of the helmet (as shown below). The traditional "C"/bearcat claw logo remained on the left sides of the helmets during this game.

*3 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side has a "C" logo (hence the appearance is similar to design 'P').

*4 Helmet design 'M' has uniform numbers on both the left and right sides; 'M1' has the numbers on the left side only - on the right side is the same logo worn on both sides of design 'A'.

*5 The logo worn on the left side of this design is that of the USS Cincinnati (CS-20), a littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. This logo is worn on the left side only; on the right side is the "C"/"claw" logo worn on both sides of design 'P' and others.

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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

1959 - 1961 1962 1963 - 1965
*see note 1 below
1966 1967 1968
1969 - 1976 1977 - 1978 1979 - 1980
1981 1982 - 1984 September 26, 1998
'B'
1985 - 2004 September 19, 2009 2011 - 2013; 2015 -
'C' 'D' 'E'
October 26, 2013 2014 2014
'F' 'G' 'H'
2014 2015 - 2015 -
'I' 'J' 'K'
2019 - 2019 - 2022 -
*see note 2 below
'L' 'M' 'N'
2022 - 2023 - 2023 -
'O' 'P' 'A'
2023 - 2023 - 2005 -

During recent years Colorado has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 Helmets with oddly-shaped "horns" were used during at least the period 1959 through 1961, with there apparently being some variation in the shape of the horns during this period; the helmet image above is intended to represent an average of the different shapes. A different style of "horns" was used earlier, perhaps during only a single game, the Orange Bowl game vs Clemson in January 1957.

*2 The "V" on this design is present on the left side only; on the right side is the usual "CU/buffalo" logo (as shown on design 'A'). The 'V' recognizes Colorado's live buffalo mascot Ralphie V, who "retired" in 2019.

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

1959 - 1961 1962 - 1965 1966 - 1978
1979 - 1986 1987 - 1994 1995 - 1998?
1999 only? September 16, 2006 October 22, 2011
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'B'
2000 - 2011 November 10, 2012 2013 - 2015
*see note 1 below
'C' 'D' 'E'
2013 2014 2014
'F' 'G' 'H'
2014 2015 - 2016 2015 -
'I' 'J' 'K'
2016 - 2016 - 2016 -
'L' 'M' 'N'
2016 - 2017 - 2017 -
'O' 'P' 'Q'
2017 - 2018 - 2018 -
'A' 'R' 'S'
2012 - 2017 2018 - 2018 -
'T' 'U' 'V'
2019 2021 - 2021 -
'W' 'X' 'Y'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
'Z' 'AA' 'AB'
2017 - 2022 - 2023 -
'AC' 'AD'
2023 - 2023 -

During recent years Houston has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

The above are all of the "known" helmet designs used by Houston during the period covered by this web site (1960 to present).

*1 During the 2012 homecoming game (vs Tulsa) Houston wore the number "2" on the left side of each helmet in honor of team member D.J. Hayden, who had suffered a life-threatening injury during practice four days earlier (2 was Hayden's uniform number at Houston; he recovered from his injury and went on to play for several NFL teams prior to his death in a traffic accident in Houston on November 11, 2023). On the right side of each helmet during this game was worn an oval-shaped "cougar head" logo (as shown below).

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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

1960 1961 1962 - 1966
1967 1969 - 1970 1968 - 1974
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
1975 - 1976 1976 - 1978 1979
1980 1981 - 1982 1983 - 1986
*see note 3 below
1986 1987 - 1994 1995 - 2002
September 16, 2007 2003 - 2007 September 14, 2013
'A' 'B' 'C'
2008 - 2016 - 2016 -
'D' 'E' 'F'
2016 - 2017 - 2017 -
'G' 'H' 'I'
2017 - 2017 - 2018 -
'J' 'K' 'L'
2018 - 2018 - 2019 -
'M'
2023 -

During recent years Iowa State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 This design was used during Iowa State's road games in 1969 and 1970.

*2 This was ISU's full-time helmet design in 1968 and from 1971 through 1974. During 1969 and 1970, it was used during home games only.

*3 During at least 1983 and 1984, and possibly in 1985 and 1986 also, at least some players wore an "inverted" version of this helmet (red shell, yellow logo, one yellow stripe, with red facemask). This design was apparently "awarded" to certain players for good performances and only a few players on the team wore red helmets. As a helmet design used by less than half of the team, this design does not meet the current criteria for graphic representation at this web site (my concern being that there may be hundreds of such single-player or a few-players designs, particularly from the 1960s).

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

1960 - 1962 1963 1964
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
1965 - 1966 1967 - 1969 1970 - 1976
1977 - 1978 1979 - 1982 1983 - 1986
1987 1988 1989
1990 - 1993 1994 - 1996 1997 - 2001
2002 - 2004 2005 - 2006 November 28, 2009
2007 - 2009 November 27, 2010 October 1, 2011
'A' 'B'
2010 - 2012 November 17, 2012;
2013 -
2013 -
'C' 'D' 'E'
2013 2014 2014
'F' 'G' 'H'
2014 2014 2014
*see note 3 below
'I' 'J' 'K'
2015 2015 2015 - 2018
*see note 4 below
'L' (and 'L1') 'M' 'N'
2015 - 2018 2015 - 2016 2015
*see note 5 below *see note 6 below *see note 7 below
'O' 'P' 'Q'
2016 2016 - 2017 2016
*see note 8 below *see note 9 below *see note 10 below
'R' 'S' 'T'
2017 2018 2019 -
'U' 'V' 'W'
2019 - 2019 2019
'X' 'Y' 'Z'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
'AA' 'AB' 'AC'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
'AD' 'AE' 'AF'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
'AG' 'AH' 'AI'
2021 - 2022 - 2022 -
'AJ' 'AK'
2022 - 2023 -

During recent years Kansas has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 White uniform numbers were used at least as early as 1960; the previous helmet design was apparently similar to this one but without the numbers. A red stripe MAY have been used on this design during some of the years when this design was in use.

*2 The jayhawk on the 1963 helmet faced towards the left on both sides of the helmet (in other words, the jayhawk on the right side of the helmet faced towards the back of the helmet). I believe that with all other appearances of this logo the jayhawk always faced towards the front of the helmet.

*3 The large jayhawk head logo was worn only on the left side of this design; blue uniform numerals were worn the right side (as depicted below).

*4 This design has the jayhawk logo on its left side only; the right side features a "KU" logo (as depicted below). Note that this design has a "gradient" facemask (blue towards the top changing to 'chrome' towards the bottom).

*5 Design 'L' has the old jayhawk logo on both sides; 'L1' differs from 'L' by having a "KU" logo on its right side (as depicted below).

*6 This design has the jayhawk logo on its left side only; the right side features a "KU" logo (as depicted below). Note that this design has a "gradient" facemask (red towards the top changing to silver or 'chrome' towards the bottom).

*7 The "KU" logo is present on the left side only of this design; a large "jayhawk" adorns the right side (as represented below).

*8 This design has the jayhawk logo on its left side only; the right side features a "KU" logo (as depicted below). This design also has a "gradient" facemask (blue towards the top changing to silver or 'chrome' towards the bottom).

*9 The "KU" logo is present on the left side only of this design; a large "jayhawk" adorns the right side (as represented below). This design also has a "gradient" facemask (red towards the top changing to silver or 'chrome' towards the bottom).

*10 The jayhawk logo is present on the left side of this design only; the right side has uniform numerals with a 'limestone' texture (as represented below). Some of the photographs from the game during which this design was used seemed to suggest that the facemask color was a pale beige or cream color rather than white.

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KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

c.1950s - 1963 1964 - 1965 1966
1967 - 1968 1969 - 1971 1972 - 1973
1974 1975 - 1977 1978
1979 - 1981 1982 - 1985 1986 - 1987
1988 November 2, 2013 November 5, 2016;
November 11, 2017
October 5, 2019 November 16, 2019 December 31, 2019
September 17, 2022 1989 -
*see note 1 below

To the best of my knowledge these are all of the different helmet designs used by KSU during the period covered by this web site (1960 to present).

*1 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo is present on the right side (as represented below).

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UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

1962 - 1965 1966 1967 - 1976
'B' 'C'
August 30, 2003;
November 21, 2009
2014 - 2014 - 2017; 2019
'D' 'E' 'A'
2020 - 2021 2022 - 1977 -

During recent years Oklahoma has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

Oklahoma switched from white helmets to crimson ones for the 1966 season, which also marked the debut of the traditional interlocking "OU" logo, which was "rounder" in shape for the first season than the "block" version which appeared the following year and has been used ever since. There have been some minor changes to the logo during the subsequent years.

A change to the shade of "crimson" used on the helmets was apparently made sometime around 1977, the earlier color having been basically "red", and I believe the facemasks were also changed from gray to white at about the same time. Apparently white facemasks were not added to all helmets at the same time; there may have been some seasons in which both white and gray facemasks were used simultaneously by different players.

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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 1960 1961 - 1966 1967
*see note 1 below
1967 - 1968 1969 - 1972 1973 - 1975
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
1976 1977 - 1979 1980 - 1983
'D'
1993 - 1994 1984 - 1992; 1995 - 2000 November 21, 2009;
additional games 2010-2011
*see note 3 below
'B' 'C' 'H'
2011 2011 - 2015 2012
'E' 'F' 'G'
2012 - 2013 2012 - 2015; 2020 - 2012 - 2013
'I' 'J' 'K'
2013 - 2015 2013 - 2015 2014 -
'L' 'A' 'M'
2014 2001 - 2014 2015
'N' 'O' 'P'
2015 - 2017 2015 - 2017 2016
'Q' 'R' 'S'
2016 2016 - 2017 2016
'T' 'U' 'V'
2016 - 2018 2016 - 2018 2017 - 2019
'W' 'X' 'Y'
2017; 2019 2017 2017 - 2018
'Z' 'AA' 'AB'
2017; 2020; 2022 - 2018 2018
'AC' 'AD' 'AE'
2018 2018; 2020 2018 -
'AF' 'AG' 'AH'
2018 2019 2019
'AI' 'AJ' 'AK'
2019 2019 2019
'AL' 'AM' 'AN'
2019 2019 2020 -
'AO' 'AP' 'AQ'
2020 - 2021 2020 - 2021
'AR' 'AS' 'AT'
2021 2021 2021
'AU' 'AV' 'AW'
2021 - 2021 2020; 2022 -
'AX' 'AY' 'AZ'
2022 - 2022 - 2023 -
'BA' 'BB' 'BC'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
*see note 4 below
'BD'
2023 -

During recent years Oklahoma State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 The helmet with the white numerals was used during OSU's first five games in 1967, while the helmet with the cowboy and horse logo was used for the last four games. Unknown to me at the present time is which of these (if either) was used for OSU's sixth game that year, a home game against Missouri.

*2 In 1969, a version of the college football centennial "100" logo was worn on the back side of each helmet.

*3 Worn November 21, 2009 (vs Colorado), September 30, 2010 (vs Texas A&M), November 20, 2010 (at Kansas), and September 17, 2011 (at Tulsa).

*4 This design has an asymmetrical stripe sequence: the white middle stripe is bordered by a black stripe on the left side, and by an orange stripe on the right side.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

1957 - 1960 1961 - 1962 1963 - 1966
1969;
November 7, 2015
1967 - 1968;
1970 - 1976
January 1, 1982
*see note 1 below
2012 (last 4 games) September 3, 2005;
November 26, 2009;
2013
October 19, 2019
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
1977 - 2012;
2014 -

*1 For its appearance in the 1982 Cotton Bowl game against Alabama, Texas used a special version of the longhorn logo which included between the "horns" the words "COTTON BOWL CLASSIC" and a picture of a cotton boll.

*2 Beginning with the November 10, 2012 game (vs Iowa State) the traditional longhorn logo was altered by the addition of the letters "DKR" in white; this was done in memory of former Texas head coach Darrell K. Royal, who died on November 7, 2012. The "DKR" decals were worn for the team's remaining games in 2012, including the Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, TX (vs Oregon State).

*3 This design was used during the 2005 home game against Louisiana-Lafayette, the 2009 game at Texas A&M, and the entire 2013 season.

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TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

1960 - 1964 1965 1966
1967 1968 1969 - 1970
1971 - 1973 1974 - 1976 1977 - November 1, 1980
November 8, 1980 1982 (last 4(?) games) November 15, 1980 - 1991
1992 1993 - 1994 1995 - 1997
'C' 'B' 'D'
2009 - 2010 September 4, 2010;
October 16, 2010
January 1, 2011
November 14, 2009; 2010 *see note 1 below
'A' 'E' 'G'
1998 - 2010; 2012 - 2013 2011 December 3, 2011
*see note 3 below *see note 2 below
'F' 'H' 'I'
2011 - 2014 September 8, 2012 2013
*see note 3 below
'J' 'K' 'L'
October 5, 2013 2014 - 2017 2014 - 2018
'M' 'N' 'O'
2014 2015 - 2018 2015
'P' 'Q' 'R'
2015; 2017 - 2018 2016 - 2019 -
'S' 'T' 'U'
2019 - 2019 - 2020 2019 -
'V' 'W' 'X'
2022 - 2022 2022
'Y' 'Z' 'AA'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
'AB' 'AC'
2023 - 2023 -

During recent years TCU has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

The one known "missing" historical design from the set above is the 1965 design, which consists of a purple helmet shell with a white stripe and a "horned frog" logo on both sides. For many years I thought that this logo was probably a simple outline or silhouette without any internal detail aside from the lettering "T.C.U.", but the photograph below from the university's 1966 yearbook appears to suggest that there is some detail or texture within the logo.

*1 First worn September 4, 2010 (vs Oregon State in a game played at Arlington, TX); later worn during a home game against BYU. The gray part of the helmet featured a "frogskin" pattern that would be impossible to represent with the image size used at this website, but below is a photo showing the "frogskin".

*2 The helmet shell of this design has the same "frogskin" pattern also used on helmet 'B' (see note 1).

*3 Each of these designs have a subtle "frogskin" pattern that would be impossible to depict with the image size used here.

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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

1960 1961 - 1962? 1963? - 1969
1970 - 1973 1974 1975 - 1983
1984 - 1992 1993 - 1999 September 11, 2010;
additional games in 2010
*see note 1 below
November 6, 2010 September 17, 2011;
November 19, 2011
November 12, 2011
'B'
November 3, 2012 2000 - 2012 2013 -
*see note 2 below
'C' 'D' 'E'
2013 2013 - 2013
*see note 3 below
'F' 'G' 'H'
2013 2013 2014
*see note 4 below *see note 5 below
'I' 'J' 'K'
2014 2014 2014
*see note 6 below
'L' 'M' 'N'
2015 - 2016 - 2016 -
'O' 'P' 'Q'
2017 - 2017 - 2020 -
*see note 7 below
'R' 'S' 'A'
2022 2023 - 2013 -

During recent years Texas Tech has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 First worn during the 2010 game at New Mexico (September 11); subsequently worn October 2, 2010 (at Iowa State) and November 13, 2010 (at Oklahoma).

*2 The star is present on the left side only of this design; a different logo adorns the right side (as represented below).

*3 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; the right side has the traditional "TT" logo, and hence resembles helmet 'C' above.

*4 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; the right side has a logo including an outline of the state of Texas behind the "TT" logo (as shown below).

*5 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; the right side featured an enormous "masked rider" logo (as represented below).

*6 The right side of this design is completely different from the left side (as depicted below).

*7 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side has the traditional "TT" logo and hence resembles design 'L' above.

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UCF University of Central Florida

1979 - 1980 1981 - 1982 1983 - 1984
1985 - 1994 1995 1996 - 2002
2003 - 2006 November 29, 2013 August 30, 2014
'A' 'B'
2007 - 2015 2016 2016
'C' 'D' 'E'
2016 - 2016 2016
*see note 1 below
'F' 'G' 'H'
2016 2016 2016
*see note 2 below
'I' 'J' 'K'
2016 2017 - 2017
*see note 3 below
'L' 'M' 'N'
2017 2017 2017
*see note 3 below
'O' 'P' 'Q'
2017 - 2018 - 2018 -
*see note 3 below *see note 3 below
'R' 'S' 'T'
2018 - 2018 - 2018 -
*see note 3 below
'U' 'V' 'W'
2018 - 2019 - 2019 -
*see note 4 below
'X' (and 'X1') 'Y' 'Z'
2019 - 2019 - 2019 -
*see note 7 below *see note 5 below
'AA' 'AB' 'AC'
2020 - 2019 - 2020 -
*see note 3 below
'AD' 'AE' 'AF'
2020 - 2020 - 2021 -
'AG' (and 'AG1') 'AH' 'AI'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
*see note 6 below
'AJ' 'AK' 'AL'
2021 - 2021 - 2022 -
'AM' 'AN' 'AO'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
'AP' 'AQ' 'AR'
2022 - 2022 - 2023 -
'AS' 'AT' 'AU'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
'AV' (and 'AV1') 'AW' 'AX'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
*see note 8 below *see note 9 below

During recent years UCF has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

Central Florida's football team began play in 1979 at the NCAA Division III level. The team moved to Division II in 1982 and to Division I-AA (predecessor of Football Championship Subdivision) in 1990 before reaching Division I-A in 1996. The above are to the best of my knowledge the complete set of historical helmet designs for this team.

*1 The 'UCF' logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side has a silver or 'mirror'-like 'knight head' logo (as represented below).

*2 Worn November 12, 2016 vs Cincinnati in observance of 'Military Appreciation Day'. The 'UCF' logo was worn on the left side only of each design; on the right side of each helmet was one of five different insignia of the U.S. armed forces (as represented below).

Air Force Army Coast Guard
Marine Corps Navy

*3 Clarification of differences: Helmet design 'K' has within the 'UCF' logo on the sides of the helmet a photograph of a portion of the Moon's surface and a stripe which contains depictions of several constellations and a photograph showing a portion of the Andromeda Galaxy; 'N' has a 'UCF' logo customized for each helmet with a photograph of the player to whom that helmet belonged in action during a football game; 'O' has a highly reflective or 'mirror'-like logo and stripe; 'Q' has a 'camouflage' logo and stripe; 'S' has within the logo a photograph of the Earth as seen from space and a stripe with depictions of constellations and other astronomical objects; 'AC' has an apparently mirror-like 'UCF' logo and a 'stripe' composed of numerous lines in an irregular pattern derived from 'a blueprint of the Orion space capsule'. Below are photographs of these designs.

*4 During the game when design 'U' was used (November 23, 2018 at South Florida) the logo on each helmet was customized with an outline of the home state of the player to whom the helmet belonged. The team roster published in UCF's 2018 media guide identifies players from thirteen different states; more than half of the team were from Florida.

*5 The 'UCF' logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side has a 'knight head' logo (as represented below).

*6 The 'UCF' logo is present on the left side only of both designs 'AG' and 'AG1'; two other different logos are worn on the right sides (as depicted below).

'AG' 'AG1'

*7 The 'UCF' logo is present on both sides of design 'X'; it is present on the left side only of 'X1', while the right side has a different logo (as depicted below).

*8 Helmet design 'AV' has the script 'Knights' logo on both sides; 'AV1' has it on the left side only, with a different logo on the right side (as depicted below).

*9 The "UCF" logo is present on the left side only of this design; a different logo is worn on the right side (as depicted below).

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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

1959 - 1965 1966 - 1967 1969
1968 - 1973 1974 1975 - 1976
1977? - 1985 1986 - 1987 1988 - 1989
*see note 1 below
1990 - 2000 2001 - 2003 2004 - 2008?
'B' 'C'
November 6, 2010 September 22, 2012 2012 -
'D' 'E' 'F'
2013 - 2013 2014 -
'G' 'H' 'I'
2014 - 2014 - 2014 -
'J' 'K' 'L'
2014 - 2015 - 2015 -
'M' 'N' 'O'
2015 - 2015 - 2016 -
'A' 'P' 'Q'
2009 - 2015 2015 - 2016 -
'R' 'S' 'T'
2016 - 2016 - 2017 -
'U' 'V' 'W'
2017 - 2017 - 2018 -
'X' 'Y' 'Z'
2018 2018 - 2019 -
*see note 2 below
'AA' 'AB' 'AC'
2019 - 2019 - 2019 -
'AD' 'AE' 'AF'
2020 - 2021 - 2021 -
'AG' 'AH' 'AI'
2021 - 2021 - 2022 -
'AJ' 'AK' 'AL'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 3 below
'AM' 'AN' 'AO'
2022 - 2023 - 2023 -
*see note 4 below

During recent years Utah has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

During at least one game in 1969 (vs Brigham Young), Utah used a version of the "100" college football centennial logo, as may be seen in the photograph below. The color of the football-shape is unknown, as is whether or not the logo was worn on both sides of the helmet, and whether it was used during any other games (it was reportedly NOT used against Arizona State, Utah State, and Wyoming).

*1 Stripes were added to the helmet by 1977, but I do not know in which year the facemask color was changed from gray to white. It was gray in 1976 but had been switched to white by 1978.

*2 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is a "UU" logo within an outline of the state of Utah (as represented below).

*3 This design features portraits of two Utah football players who died nine months apart in 2020 and 2021; Aaron Lowe is depicted on the left side, and Ty Jordan on the right side (as depicted below). On the back of this design is the same logo worn on design 'AG', which incorporates the initials of the two players and the uniform number 22 which both of them wore.

*4 The right side of this design differs from the left side as depicted below.

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

1960 1963 1961 - 1962; 1964
*see note 1 below
1965 1966 - 1969 1970
*see note 2 below
1971 - 1972 1973 - 1978 1979
'B' 'C'
November 26, 2010;
December 28, 2010
2013 - 2013 -
'D' 'E' 'A'
2013 2013 1980 -
'F' 'G' 'H'
2014 2014 2015
'I' 'J' 'K'
2016 2017 2017
'L' 'M' 'N'
2019 - 2020 2021 - 2022 -
*see note 3 below
'O' 'P'
2023 - 2023 -

During recent years West Virginia has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

The above are to the best of my knowledge the complete set of historical helmets for WVU for the period covered by this web site (1960 to present).

*1 The numerals "100" were worn on each player's helmet in 1963 in recognition of the state of West Virginia's centennial.

*2 In a few photographs from these years, small, dark-colored "star" decals are visible on the sides of some helmets. In the only two clear photographs that I have showing these, three stars are visible on one helmet, and two on another. The significance of these is unknown, but they were probably "award decals".

*3 The state outline logo is present on the left side only of this design; on the right side is the traditional "WV" logo in blue.

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