The annual Army-Navy game is steeped in tradition, so it’s pretty cool to see Navy deviate from the norm and debut what might be the coolest helmets to ever grace a football field.
Each position group will get its own hand-painted “Navy fleet” helmet to rock on Dec. 12: linebackers will be represented by cruisers; defensive backs by destroyers; wide receivers by submarines; linemen by amphibious assault ships; quarterbacks by aircraft carriers; running backs by littoral combat ships; and kickers and special teams by the minesweeper.
The uniforms Navy players will wear to match their helmets are pretty legit too. They feature blue jerseys with white letters and numbers and blue pants with a yellow stripe down the side. The words “Damn The Torpedoes” are written down the side of each pant leg, a reference to an order attributed to Admiral David Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.
Check out the helmets and uniforms in action when Navy takes on Army on Dec. 12 at 3:00 p.m.