WVU football jerseys earn attention


The West Virginia football team may have had an underwhelming 2015 season, but the Mountaineers took the field in style.

According to @Uniformsawg, the WVU football jerseys were the No. 7 Uniswag Uniform of the Week.

In this day and age when style ad pizazz mean just as much to recruits as conference championships and All-Americans, having the Mountaineers get some notoriety in this fashion is a major plus.

West Virginia has had to be at the forefront of uniform design over the past two decades. Since the early-2000s, the Mountaineers have worn four different types of jerseys, as well as the Nike Pro Combat edition that was introduced for the Backyard Brawl against Pitt in 2012.

With Nike, the Mountaineers had a uniform revolution prior to the 2013 football season. The new line presented more than a dozen uniform combinations with gold, blue and white tops. For the past three seasons, WVU football has even had the luxury of rolling out new helmets. The traditional blue with the Flying WV is still in place, along with white and gold helmets displaying the same design.

As a throwback, the Mountaineers can also wear white helmets with the state of West Virginia outline. 

West Virginia could be along the lines of traditional powers Ohio State, Penn State and Alabama with their uniform line. But the Mountaineers are not in that class. WVU, also, is not Oregon or Maryland, where both programs have been touting new-age uniforms for the past decade.

The Mountaineers are in a unique position being No. 14 on a list off all-time program wins. For a state as small as West Virginia, to have a football team that has been a major player in college athletics for more than a century is no small feat.

With sharp jerseys to go along with a proven track record of success, the Mountaineers are in a good position.