There’s a new TCU football uniform on tap for opening day, now just a week away. Designed as a one-off set (at the moment, anyway), the gear pays tribute to TCU’s rich football heritage, specifically taking inspiration from legendary coach Dutch Meyer’s teams and the horned frog mascot they helped define.
The horned frog’s rugged, scaly body armor informs the design of the new jerseys, which sport a distinctive pattern tonally on the each shoulder. That pattern then recurs in the jersey numbers, gloves and helmets.
And that helmet is truly something to behold, sporting a purple-and-black aesthetic with red streaks on each side, an homage to the horned frog’s tendency to shoot blood from its eyes to frighten off enemies. (Another tremendous helmet design from HGI.) Red accents pop up in other areas of the uniform as well, tying back to those streaks.
The lid’s special pattern brings about an even more unique change in the overall helmet design, shifting the “TCU” wordmark to the back so as not to interfere with the design.
Along with the cutting edge black TCU uniform itself, the team will also sport a special Pro Combat Hypercool baselayer — which reads “FEAR THE FROG” on the chest — and Nike’s socks, Vapor Jet 2.0 gloves and Alpha Pro TD red chrome-plated cleats.