The Washington Redskins' unveiled their new 2012 “anniversary” football uniform design celebrating the club’s 80th anniversary. As Nike debuts as exclusive NFL uniform supplier replacing Reebook this year, NFL intruduce the Nike Elite 51 for the Redskins.
The primary Redskins uniform colors are burgundy and gold designed by coach Jack Pardee in 1979. From 1961 through 1978, the Redskins wore gold pants with both the burgundy and white jerseys. In celebration of the franchise's 75th anniversary, the Redskins wore a special throwback uniform for the September 23, 2007 home game against the New York Giants.
This year's 80th anniversary, Redskins new look is the latest version of Nike's highly innovative new uniform system. The jerseys will be worn in two games this season including Redskins’ homecoming game against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 4.
Accoding to Nike, "the alternate “anniversary” uniform is a balance between history and tradition featuring a rich darker color palate and updated numbering system. In the photos above, Nike Elite 51 throwback uniform is an interpretation of those worn back in 1937 jersey - a year signifying the team’s move from Boston to Washington, D.C. as well as their first National Championship. The patch on the shoulder is one that was worn in early team history.
The helmet features a unique leather-like finish and the words “Team, Effort, Tradition” are embroidered on the inside of the neckline serving as a reminder to each athlete of what it means to be a Redskin.