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Nevada football debuts two new helmets it will wear in 2021 season

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Nevada football had added metallic flake to its helmet. (Nevada athletics)

Nevada debuted two new helmets for the 2021 season prior to its spring game Saturday at Mackay Stadium.

The team's primary helmet has had a color tweak, although the design remains the same. The Wolf Pack will wear a silver helmet with the "Pack script" on one side and the player's number on the other. After using a more traditional silver last season, Nevada's helmet in 2021 will have a metallic flake silver modeled after Notre Dame's helmet.

"You guys may know that Notre Dame has a gold helmet," Nevada coach Jay Norvell told his team before the spring game. "It's a special gold. It's a metallic flake gold. It's the only helmet like that in college football. Nobody else wears it. Nobody else has worn this color helmet, and we patented this silver. Nobody in college football is going to wear this helmet but Nevada.

"We are building a team with unique qualities. You guys are unique. This helmet is unique. Nobody else will wear this helmet but us, but the Wolf Pack. Carry yourselves that way."

The "Pack script" is written in navy blue with a white outline. The player's number also is in blue with a white outline. The facemask is silver with a navy stripe down the middle of the helmet.

Additionally, the Wolf Pack will have an alternative helmet that's white. The Wolf Pack's primary helmet during much of the Brian Polian era (2013-16) was white, which was a popular color scheme in the early 2010s. Since Norvell took over, the Wolf Pack has largely stuck with silver and blue helmets with an occasional specialty helmet.

The decals on both sides of the helmet will remain the same as the primary one, include the "Pack script" on one side of the helmet and the player's number on the other. Those decals will be in blue with a white outline. The helmet also will have a blue stripe down the middle.

Notably missing in the design is the team's official sport wolf logo, which hasn't appeared on a Wolf Pack helmet since Norvell's first season in 2017. Nevada has deemphasized the use of the school's official logo in recent season in lieu of the "Pack script."

The Wolf Pack wrapped up its 15-practice spring camp Saturday with the Silver and Blue Game, which the Blue team won, 35-28, after spotting the Silver team a 21-0 lead. Nevada opens its 2021 season Sept. 4 at Cal. Its home opener is Sept. 11 against Idaho State.


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