New uniforms for the nation's top HS football players.
Adidas has unveiled the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Primeknit uniforms, which will be worn by the nation's top high school football players this Saturday, January 7th, at 1pm on NBC.
Influenced by U.S. Army uniforms and field gear, the new uniforms are centered around a 'Badge of Honor' camouflage jacquard pattern that was inspired by military ribbons and infused into the jersey and pants. The color palette features the traditional black and gold U.S. Army colors, black representing knowledge and gold signifying achievement and honor, in order to create a signature look for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The West team will wear gold and the East team will be in black.
Unique design elements include a KEVLAR weave incorporated into the player numbers, traditional military uniform nametape on the right side of the chest and the U.S. Flag patch on the right arm. Additionally, the numbers and shoulder stripes are highlighted by reflective materials and serve as homage to the infrared reflective strips utilized on U.S. Army uniforms.
The jersey's padlock system secures tension over the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player, making it difficult for opponents to grab, hold or tackle.
As a tribute to U.S. Army helicopter pilots, each matte black and matte yellow helmet has been customized with individual player names on the back of the helmet. Further infusing the theme, the 2017 Army All-American Bowl uniforms include a TECHFIT baselayer, tights, arm sleeves and adizero 5-Star gloves that feature the 'Badge of Honor' design.