Royal and Navy Blue Helmets in 2021 Honor BYU Football Tradition
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A Royal (and Navy) Army

Honoring history, this season the football team will wear two throwback helmet colors—navy and royal blue. Before making the additions, BYU’s football equipment manager William “Billy” L. Nixon (BS ’14) and his interns researched Cougar uniforms going back to the 1930s. The navy helmets reflect colors worn first in 1945 but most notably from 1999 to 2004. The team will don royal-blue helmets for the first time since 1968, recognizing BYU’s first conference champions (1965), who wore royal. “The navy- and royal-blue helmets are an effort to remember our history and who set the standard of excellence,” says athletic communications manager D. Duff Tittle (BA ’90).