Utah’s “Blackout” uniform with the new designer hand painted black helmets against USC were named the Uniform of the Week by Uniform Authority.
The new helmets, which you can read about the in depth here including the press release from the university, were all individually hand painted and given individual serial numbers, a project that took months to complete from design to painting to the team finally receiving them. The helmets were made possible due to a donation from Dave and Julie Layton of Layton Construction.
I have always been a fan of annual Blackout game. The transition from red helmets to black helmets was a welcome addition in 2012. Utah then introduced the oversized chrome drum and feather logo I 2014. I honestly did not think they could improved on that design, but I was wrong. The helmets really are fantastic and worthy of receiving accolades. Here is to hoping we see them again this season (my hope is the new black helmet with the throwback jersey and black pants).