Utah Football Unveils New ‘USS Salt Lake City’ Uniforms

Aug 24, 2021, 9:33 AM
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The bombardment of Kiska Island in the Aleutians as viewed from the USS Salt Lake City. | Location: off the coast of Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With less than 10 days until the Utah football team opens their 2021 season, they unveiled their “USS Salt Lake City” uniforms.

The details of the uniform were released on social media on Tuesday morning and was narrated by U.S. Navy veteran YN2(AW) Ryan. Utah will wear the uniform on Saturday, November 20 when they host Oregon as a part of Military Appreciation Day.

“The USS Salt Lake CIty was a heavy cruiser during World War II,” Ryan said. “The ship can be identified for having three, eight inch guns on the bow. We chose to feature number 25 as it is the hull number of the ship. She fought in more combat engagements than any other ship in the WWII Pacific Fleet, earning the nickname ‘One Ship Fleet,’ which is featured on the back neckline.

“The base color of this uniform is dark grey and features dazzle-camo accents on the shoulders and sides of the pants,” Ryan added. “The patterns on the left and right sides are in accordance with the patterns on the port and starboard side of the original vessel. This is also featured on the gloves. Each uniform features a single battle star on the right shoulder. When the ball is in play, there will be 11 stars on the field, signifying the 11 battle stars earned by the USS Salt Lake City. One of those battles is depicted on the helmets, each of which was hand painted by a single artist. Finally, the interlocking ‘U’ is on the pant leg tying the University and our team with the ship. We are proud to represent the USS Salt Lake City, her crew and their accomplishments. Go Utes.”

On the front of the uniform, above the number and below the Under Armour and Pac-12 logos says “USS Salt Lake City.”

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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