CU Buffs to wear slick throwback helmets in honor of Cliff Branch for season opener

Friday’s season opener is all about the late Cliff Branch, Colorado’s first former player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Branch will be honored between the first and second quarters and a commemorative logo has been painted onto the Folsom Field turf. But to tie everything together, the Buffs will be flaunting the same helmet paint that Branch’s teams of the early 1970s wore.

Not dissimilar to men’s basketball’s throwback uniforms, the gold helmet features black retro CU logos on the sides with a black and white stripe down the middle. Colorado is also set to wear its all-black uniform.

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