Northwestern unveils USA uniforms

We’ve seen a lot of cool Wounded Warrior college football uniforms in recent years but nothing like what Northwestern will be wearing against Michigan on Nov. 16.

On Monday, Under Armour unveiled the Wildcats’ special uniforms for the game that resemble Maryland’s "State Pride" uniforms but with the stars of the American flag on one side of the helmet and the stripes on the other side — and grey uniforms with shoulders that match the helmet. There’s matching stars-and-stripes as well.

Oh, and one other thing: splattered blood.

[GALLERY: Grading college football’s new 2013 uniforms]

That’s what some have called the fine streaks of red on the helmet, shoulder pads and other areas of the uniform. Take a look.



If those red streaks are what they appear to be, that’s obviously excessive and is already drawing ire around the Internet.

Northwestern means well, as the players’ jerseys will be auctioned off after the game with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. The school will also donate 10 percent of the earnings from replica jersey sales on its website.

That, in itself, won’t prevent futher criticsm for the ill-advised design detail, though.

Most popular on

PHOTOS: College football’s hottest cheerleaders gallery

PHOTOS: College football Top 20 best helmets

PHOTOS: College football’s hottest WAGS of 2013

College football player & coach celebrity look-a-likes

GALLERY: Grading college football’s new 2013 uniforms

VIDEOS: Top 10 biggest hits in college football history

College football’s funniest names ever ft. Jim Bob Cooter

NFL draft’s top 50 busts: Where are they now?