Wake Forest reveals new football uniforms


With a program that has gone a combined 7-17 in the past two seasons, football fans in Winston-Salem seem to need some sort of spirit put in to Wake Forest football.

On Tuesday, the athletic department of the university announced that this year’s team will be the first in new uniforms provided by Nike.

A press release from the department explains that the new uniforms will pay homage to the history of the university as well as the history of the program and the Demon Deacon mascot itself.

"The new uniform design takes cues from the school’s rich history, campus architecture and the Demon Deacon mascot. The black and gold uniform features a new custom number font honoring the university’s founding in 1834. The numbers feature angled notches at 18 and 34 degrees, top and bottom respectively.The jersey sleeves feature a new pattern providing an unmistakable connection to Wake Forest’s history. Drawn from the University Shield and the wrought-iron architectural details that punctuate the campus, the graphic forms a stylized “W.” Its arching branches are suggestive of growth and collaboration — keys to success as Coach Dave Clawson enters his second season with the Demon Deacons.The jersey collar references the Demon Deacon mascot, adopted by the university first as a term to describe the football team’s play in the 1920s, and then introduced as a physical presence at games by students two decades later. Further graphic details include the words “Deacon Tough,” symbolic of the program’s fighting spirit, embroidered on the back of the neckline of the jersey, and Wake’s “WF” logo on the hip of the pant."

A tweet from the football program’s Twitter account also suggests that the uniforms may be interchangeable, with a total of over 25 possible combinations from all of the parts.

The department also released a video going over the visual elements in even further detail.

What do you think FanSiders? Are you down with the Deacons’ new look? Will it translate to wins on the field?