Arizona football releases uniforms honoring U.S.S. Arizona vs. Hawaii

Sep 14, 2016, 5:37 PM | Updated: Sep 15, 2016, 11:21 am

The Arizona football team on Wednesday rolled out its uniform combination that will honor the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks and be worn against Hawaii. The special look will remember the sinking of the U.S.S. Arizona.

From the helmets to the shoulder patches, few details were overlooked to honor the memory of the battleship that was lost in the Pearl Harbor attacks on Dec. 7, 1941.

The white-shaded helmets are the colors of the upper-mast of the battleship, the white jerseys the color of the hull and the red pants that of the U.S.S. Arizona’s keel. At the front of the collar, there is a medallion that was worn by Arizonan Esther Ross, who wore it on the ship’s christening in 1915

On one shoulder, there’s another patch: That of the 47th pursuit squadron stationed at Pearl Harbor. On the other shoulder is a 48-star flag (Arizona is state 48).

The helmets feature a red block ‘A’ that is based off a team photo of U.S.S. Arizona football players. They also include a 12-7-41 dateline where the helmet and faceguard meet and a helmet patch of the ship’s bell.

All of the jerseys will say “U.S.S. Arizona’ on the front with a “BB-39” where names usually appear on the back.

The Wildcats have additionally released a list of special ceremonies and events to honor the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in and around Saturday’s game against Hawaii.

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