For the past six years, Nike and the University of Oregon have partnered to create a special “Salute the Day” uniform design for the football team’s final spring scrimmage. This year the new Nike Mach Speed uniforms will honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, and those who serve the state of Oregon.
Both the home and away uniforms feature unique details, nameplates and patches to honor those who serve their country by land, by sea and by air.
The familiar “Salute The Day” neck patch features the silhouette of the Ducks’ Autzen Stadium with blue, red and silver chrome.
The left sleeve patch reflects the form of a traditional service ribbon, and showcases the Ducks’ 2015 season opponent school colors in order of game schedule. The 12-pointed star within the ribbons represents the Pac-12 Conference teams.
An embroidered American flag appears on the right shoulder of the home and away jersey. The reverse side flag reflects the same placement on U.S. Armed Forces uniforms with the star field facing forward.
The phrase “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” is embroidered inside the back of the neck.
Apple Green serves as the base color for the home uniform, with matte black shoulder wings and accents to contrast the chrome-colored numbers. The home uniform includes custom Apple Green and black Nike Vapor Jet II gloves, and is anchored with an Apple Green Nike Pro Hypercool baselayer top and black tights to complete the look.
The all-new home helmet design showcases a custom four-duck flying formation decal evolved from the soaring duck logo featured on past Oregon Spring Game uniform patches. The new flying formation on the helmet celebrates veterans of all military branches and is inspired by jet formations that pay tribute to fallen soldiers. The home look also features Apple Green and black Nike Vapor Untouchable cleats.
The new away look includes a gold jersey paired with gray pants, punctuated by black numbers and chrome accents. The uniform is topped with a carbon fiber black matte helmet with chrome wings. A carbon gray short-sleeve Nike Pro Combat Hypercool baselayer top and tight, and silver and grey Nike Vapor Untouchable cleats finish the away look. For this game, quarterbacks will wear a red version of both the home and away jerseys to signify the no-contact rule.