One of the many cool thing about college football is that programs are not afraid to take risks when it comes to their uniforms. In fact, nowadays, sweet gear is one of the major elements that tends to draw recruits to a particular university. Just ask the Oregon Ducks.
Like the Ducks, the folks at Deeyung Entertainment recognize the power of these bold looks, and continue to put their own stamp on the uniforms. We previously showed you the alternate football helmets, but there’s no way we could leave out the fresh college options. There are a lot of sweet lids to choose from, but these are the five helmets we believe are worthy of a playoff.
1. Minnesota Golden Gophers
This Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet has a great flow to it. The way the maroon transitions into the black is a smart use of blending, and we dig the way the colors play off of each other. Also, the yellow really stands out, keeping things looking truly golden. And that’s a good thing. This helmet almost makes us forget how cold it would be to play in Minnesota. Almost.
2. Arizona State Sun Devils
Stick a fork in the old Arizona State helmets because they’re done. These lids are absolutely awesome. The use of color works, and we love the textured face mask. However, the star of this helmet is the pitchfork. It’s very sleek and has a great pattern within it. The Sun Devils would look awesome in this alternate helmet.
3. Arkansas Razorbacks
The white background on this Arkansas Razorbacks helmet immediately draws you in. And because of that, the grey-outlined Razorback really stands out on the side. The bold red still pays tribute to the school’s main color, but it’s the face mask that takes this piece to an entirely different level. By using the red to create tusks, this helmet truly shows Razorback pride. It’s an amazing upgrade if you ask us.
4. Utah Utes
It may seem like an odd description, but we feel like this Utah Utes helmet is somehow bold and yet understated at the same time. We love the color palette on this top; the red and black work really well together. But our favorite aspect of this helmet is the logo. Call it light grey, call it silver, call it whatever you want. Just don’t forget to call it perfect.
5. Michigan Wolverines
The Michigan Wolverines made a huge splash when they brought back Jim Harbaugh to save the program, and we’d be foolish to believe that a uniform change could top that. But we do feel like this helmet could bring some added excitement to the team. The navy on this top shines, and the yellow screams, “we’re coming for you.” We also adore the grey “M” with the yellow outline. Welcome back, Big Blue. Welcome back.
To view the rest of Deeyung Entertainment’s alternate college football helmets, you can check them out on Instagram here.