The Wolf Pack will debut new jerseys dedicated to its state for Saturday's game against San Diego State.
Nevada revealed an all-silver uniform and helmet combo Monday morning to its players. Nevada Day is Friday and the Wolf Pack will host SDSU the day after.
“We are the Silver State, so we’re going to wear silver uniforms this weekend and a special Nevada Day helmet," Nevada head coach Jay Norvell said. "We have some great people who help us in times like this and we really appreciated their support. The kids were pretty fired up to see the jerseys we’re doing to wear this weekend. The equipment people did a great job of that as well.
“We just felt it’d be a nice gesture. We’re going to invite Governor Sandoval back. It’s Nevada Day. We just thought it’d be a great gesture for our fans and to honor our state and our Governor for this game. It’s a fun thing for the kids. I think it will be a fun thing for our fans, and it’s really a great looking jersey, so they’re excited about it.”
The Wolf Pack will wear its silver pants Saturday and add a new silver shirt with white letters. The helmet also is silver and includes the number 1864 on the front, the year Nevada was admitted to the union. It also includes a star with the American flag color pattern with the phrase "Nevada Day" across that flag.
The Wolf Pack players were shown the jerseys before Norvell held his weekly press conference.
“It’s something sweet," linebacker Gabe Sewell said. "It’s like waking up Christmas morning. It’s just something new, and I can’t wait for to put it on and go to work on Saturday.”
McQueen High graduate Lucas Weber, a Reno native, also gave them rave reviews.
“It was really cool," Weber said. "I had no idea that would happen. The silver for the Silver State. It was really special they were able to pull this off and make it look really nice, too.”
Wide receiver Elijah Cooks seemed the most excited.
“They are sick," he said with a big smile. "I didn’t think we’d get new uniforms any time soon, but those are hard.”