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UF: Gators Reveal New Alternate Uniform for Saturday Matchup with Aggies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Twenty-five years after Ben Hill Griffin Stadium became “The Swamp,” the University of Florida football team will take the look of a Gator when they take the field on Saturday.

As the only Division I school in the country named the Gators, UF and Nike officials saw a unique opportunity that has been in the works for over two years. This marks the first time in school history that the Florida football team will stray from its traditional Orange and Blue look that is synonymous with its program.

Nike Football designers created and delivered a new alternate look for the team (incorporating the Nike Vapor Untouchable Speed uniform that takes after an alligator’s armored body and channels its ability to be a master of camouflage.

UF will be a part of history on Saturday, as the Gators host Texas A&M in the second time in school history and first since 1962. In 2012, Florida welcomed the Aggies to the Southeastern Conference as UF traveled to College Station, Texas on Sept. 8, 2012.

The Gators and Aggies will be meeting for just the fourth time in history. UF beat A&M, 42-6, in the first meeting in 1962 and Texas A&M returned the favor in the1977 Sun Bowl in El Paso, beating the Gators, 37-14.

During that matchup five years ago, Florida downed A&M, 20-17.


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