BYU Football Rolls Out ‘The Virgil’ Uniform Combination For Virginia Week
Oct 25, 2021, 1:52 PM
(Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah – The BYU football team will wear a uniform combination that pays tribute to an era that is sometimes forgotten in BYU history.
BYU will debut “The Virgil” uniform against the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The name “Virgil” is derived from former BYU star QB Virgil Carter.
Carter played at BYU from 1963-1966 and was an All-American honorable mention selection in 1966.
This week’s uni combo …
We’re throwing it back to 1966 and debuting “THE VIRGIL” 🔵🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/l992S46jsy
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) October 25, 2021
During Carter’s time at BYU, the Cougars wore a royal blue helmet with a gray facemask. That combination is coming out this week against Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia squad.
The rest of “The Virgil” will feature a royal blue uniform with white pants. In addition, BYU dropped a hype video to unveil the combination featuring wide receiver Puka Nacua.
“The Virgil” pic.twitter.com/gJpJltoUJr
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) October 25, 2021
This is the ninth different uniform combination this season for BYU. BYU has a total of 26 different combinations to pull from in their identity of jersey combinations.
Earlier this year, BYU wore a “Royal Rush” uniform combination featuring a royal blue helmet. Until this season, the BYU football team had not donned royal blue helmets since the 1960s.
More pics of this weeks combo!! pic.twitter.com/1rgBPDDDfs
— Billy Nixon (@byuequipment) October 25, 2021
Both BYU and Virginia come into this week’s game with 6-2 records. BYU defeated Washington State last week on the Palouse, while Virginia comes into Provo on a four-game winning streak.
2021 BYU Football Uniform Combinations by week
vs. Arizona (Las Vegas) – Royal Rush (Win, 24-16)
ARIZONA STATE – All-white uniform with royal blue accents (Win, 27-17)
BOISE STATE – All-Navy Blue (Loss, 17-26)
at Washington State – All-white uniform with navy blue numbers, stripes, and decals
VIRGINIA – “The Virgil” with royal blue helmet featuring gray facemask; white pants, royal blue jersey
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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