Sept. 1, 2010
In a special announcement made earlier today in New York City, Nike unveiled its exclusive high-performance Nike Pro Combat uniforms in new designs for 10 elite college programs. The Panthers were among the 10 teams selected to wear the uniforms this season. The uniforms were specially customized for each university in order to reflect the teams' traditions, character and culture.
"The Nike Pro Combat System of Dress merges innovation and inspiration to deliver the lightest uniform in the industry," said Kris Aman, Global VP and GM of Nike Athletic Training, which includes football. "The designs incorporate cultural cues emblematic of each team's identity and heritage. They're more than uniforms, they're expressions of pride."
Pitt's all-time great offensive lineman Ruben Brown, who made nine Pro Bowl appearances during his accomplished NFL career, represented the Panthers to help deliver the uniform's unique story.
Pitt's design details include, according to Nike: "Notched Team Gold jersey numbers and stencil stripe on the helmet evoke steel I-beams in reference to Pittsburgh's steel industry."
The Panthers will sport the special-edition uniforms during their Nov. 26 matchup against West Virginia.
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