NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin head coach J.C. Harper released the 'Jacks' new uniforms at a Rotary luncheon Wednesday afternoon. The new look also includes a redesign of the SFA helmet.
"When we began looking a new uniforms last year, I met with all of the positions," said Harper. "We gave the guys some choices and this is what everyone of them wanted. It may not sound like much to most folks, but uniforms are important to the kids. These guys are proud to be Lumberjacks, and proud of these colors."
The biggest change fans will notice is the elimination of all red trim from the new uniforms. SFA has gone with all black trim on the uniform, even replacing the red in the logo with a black outline. The helmets have also gone with a black facemask replacing the previously used red gear.
The new look uniforms have SFA on the front of the jerseys, and on the sleeves. SFA will still use all purple uniforms at home and the all white on the road but last season Coach Harper added a twist when the team wore white jerseys and purple pants against Sam Houston State in the annual Battle of the Pine Woods. The 'Jacks also have the option of wearing the purple tops with the white pants.
The Lumberjacks will open the 2011 season Thursday, Sept. 1, when they host McMurry. The game is slated to begin at 6 p.m. from Homer Bryce Stadium.