Texas’ football helmets through the years

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Texas’ football program was once viewed as one of the most storied and respected football programs in the country.

Unfortunately for the Longhorns, the program has been trying to return to the glory it once knew for quite a while now. Since the departure of Colt McCoy, Texas has been looking to play their way back into the conversation of the nation’s elite.

While the on-field product hasn’t always been the best, one thing for certain is that the Longhorns sport one of the best and most traditional helmets in the sport. Some programs have cycled through dozens of helmets, while Texas has stuck with the white and burnt orange on theirs.

It is however interesting to see how the program’s helmets transcended over time. Let’s take a look at Texas’ football helmets through the years and see how much they have changed whether it be the technology of the helmet or a slight change in the decal.

1950: No logo or facemask

AP Photo/Carl E. Linde

1969: Longhorn logo and facemask

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1970's: Numbers on the back

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1977-2012: State of Texas decal on back

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

2005: Number over decal

AP Photo/Harry Cabluck

2012: Honoring DKR

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

2015: 100 year anniversary

Cooper Neill/Getty Images

2016: Metallic Logo

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Present

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