I thought you might be interested in this look at the Nike pro combat alternative helmet designs.
As an old fogey who prefers a more traditional look, I’m not a big fan of the garish, multi-colored uniforms that have become all the rage in college sports these days.
But the kids seem to like them. And unlike Maryland football coach Randy Edsall and athletic director Kevin Anderson, I understand that college sports should still be about “the kids.”
So it is with that in mind that I post this web site of Nike ProCombat helmet concept designs. There are several for each ACC school – even though they’re all not Nike clients – and they’re the work of designer Charles Sollars.
I’ll have to admit I even liked a few of them, including the maroon and gold Boston College helmet with the Eagle wing on it, the purple Clemson helmet with the oversized orange tiger paw on it, the Georgia Tech helmet with the big Yellow Jacket looking down from the top and the blue North Carolina helmet with the large footprint on it.
As for my least favorite, take your pick. There are too many to list.
I’m interested in seeing what you think of them. Which are your favorites? Which are your least favorites? Or would you prefer to see teams stay with the status quo?
You can scroll through all of the ACC’s alternative helmets by clicking here. NC State’s helmets start around #50.
As I scroll through all of the schools’ helmets, I genuinely think that NC State’s helmets probably look the WORST of all of the schools. I don’t know why our helmets didn’t translate better.
I also don’t know why ACC Insider chose to feature the three-headed
dog Wolf design in their blog entry. I think that one may be the ugliest of the lot. (On second thought, maybe that is why it made the edit!)
We would love your thoughts and observations on the helmets. The two NC State helmets below were my favorites. You can click on each picture for a better view.