Florida Gators to debut alternative alligator-inspired uniforms

Lynette Rowe
October 12, 2017

Without further ado, I present to you Nike's gator-themed uniforms for the Florida Gators this weekend. The player numbers are orange trimmed with blue. Their strategically placed cushion (for added comfort and impact protection) has a texture that coincidentally mimics the armored skin of an alligator.

The helmet will feature the Gator head logo on one side of he helmet for the first time.

According to Florida themselves, the official color that they're going with is "Swamp Green".

To complete the look, the players will wear special-edition cleats that span Nike's complete footwear offering for NCAA teams (including the latest Alpha Menace Elite and Force Savage Elite). They once made a frog-skinned set for Texas Christian University.

Matching sideline apparel from Nike is also available.

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Florida could be without five starters and key playmaker Kadarius Toney against Texas A&M on Saturday.

The school tweeted out several photos of the uniform combo on Wednesday that got more attention for the live alligator in the photos, posing just feet from the uniform model on the field of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The idea behind the uniform is to embody "The Swamp" where the Gators play. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be risky.

All told, Spurrier's teams went 68-5 at home during his 12 seasons.

Coach Jim McElwain says Toney (shoulder) won't practice and is "highly questionable" to play against the Aggies (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference).

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