FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Earlier today, Nike unveiled the Pro Combat uniforms Alabama will wear Monday for the BCS National Championship Game, and in the photos, the jersey has “Alabama” written on the back instead of a player’s name. That caused some confusion for fans posting about the uniforms on social media.
According to a school spokesman, the jerseys Alabama will wear Monday will have player names on the back, as they have all season. The pictures provided by Nike have “Alabama” on the back because the company can’t use a player’s name.
According to a Nike release, the uniforms “will debut a new highly innovative, lighter weight Nike Pro Combat Hypercool Uniform chassis that is built for speed.”
The release says Alabama’s uniforms “will be upgraded to include Nike Chain Maille Mesh — a lightweight, ultra-breathable material that emphasizes improved thermoregulation. This new fabrication is incorporated into the back and under the arms of the jersey for exceptional ventilation without sacrificing durability.”
Alabama’s uniforms also will feature “new Nike Vapor Fly Glove featuring seamless Nike Hyperfuse construction on the back of the hand, no-cuff construction to reduce weight and increase grip coverage.”
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