Oregon is wearing some slick white uniforms with silver helmets at home vs. Nebraska in Week 2.
The uniform theme is stomping out cancer, and feature Puddles the Duck stepping on the word cancer on the shoulders and gloves. The helmets are pretty awesome too.
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) August 24, 2017
According to the school’s website, the uniforms were designed by designers from Nike, Oregon players Tyrell Crosby, Justin Hollins and Khalil Oliver, and Ethan Frank, Joe MacDonald and Sophia Malinoski, three children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital undergoing cancer treatments.
The kids signatures will also be on the back of the helmets and inside of the gloves. From the football team’s site:
Ethan’s focus was on small design elements the likes of which pepper the finished product. He advocated for the use of wings on the helmet, for one. The helmet also features the word “Overcome,” as do the gloves players will wear against Nebraska. A new Duck logo, imagined first by Sophia and featuring the mascot stomping out the word “cancer,” is on the jersey sleeves and socks.
“This is exactly the process we go through at work,” one of the Nike designers said while watching Ethan sketch out the design flourishes. “We have little hidden images, and a story behind them.”
“Overcome” is featured on each of the eight finger knuckles on the gloves. According to a release by Nike, it’s the first time a Nike team has had print in that glove location.
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