BOISE — The Boise State football team released its new black uniforms Monday, the first all-black combination since unveiling the inaugural edition in 2012.
The uniforms will make their debut against Air Force during a “Black Out” at Albertsons Stadium, Sept. 20.
Boise State first wore an all-black combination against UNLV back on Oct. 20, 2012. “Including the game against the Rebels, the Broncos have worn an all-black combination on five occasions, also donning the threads against Nevada in 2013, San Diego State in 2014, and both BYU and New Mexico in 2015,” according to BSU Associate Athletic Director Joe Nickell.
Replica versions of the jerseys are available at the Bronco Shop, or at BroncoShop.com.
“The new alternate uniform design was a collaboration with Nike that began in the summer of 2017, and includes the current theme of two stripes on the shoulder, symbolic of speed and power. The stripes and lettering are a reflective dark gray to accent the black, and the jersey numbers are outlined in blue,” Nickell explained.
As is the case with all Boise State jerseys, the collar remains blue -- with the words Blue Collar printed inside the back of the collar.
“Boise State’s matte black helmet went through a new dipping process that involved a chrome blue horse head logo on the side, which is now a permanent part of the helmet rather than just a decal sticker on the side. And for the first time, Boise State will have blue chrome face masks that coincide with the blue outline on the numbers, the blue collar and the black and blue Nike game cleats,” Nickell added.