Sun Devil Football will have a new on-field option available this season with the addition of its “Desert Fuel” uniform, a copper and anthracite infused collaboration between Nike and the program.
Read through some FAQs below.
What’s the significance of copper?
Arizona State University, which became the first school in Arizona in 2012 to use its team uniforms to honor the state’s long history as a top copper-producing state, is also the first college football program in the state to incorporate copper into all aspects of the uniform.
The baseball team debuted black and copper uniforms in 2012 in conjunction with Arizona’s Centennial Celebration, and it has been Sun Devil Athletics’ intention to have a football uniform featuring copper as an accent color since it was introduced as part of the university-wide rebrand in 2011.
What are some details about the new uniforms?
The uniform encompasses two colors: copper and anthracite.
The football program wanted to create a unique way to expand the school’s image and honor the state’s heritage, as well as uphold the university’s brand standards.
This is the team’s 10th distinctive helmet design in three seasons and its unique aspects include a copper chrome facemask and decals, as well as a copper chrome stripe down the middle.
The Devils now have four options for their jerseys and five for their pants, and the uniform’s exclusive color and concept features the same design as previous combinations. The pitchfork remains dominant, and the numbers keep their font and include a fade, similar to the black uniforms, from white to copper. The team will wear all-white gloves and cleats with the uniforms.
When are we wearing it?
This is a new uniform option for the team. At this time we do not have a game selected to wear them, but it will be an option to consider this season.
“We love the maroon and gold, and it is well represented in our uniform options. But we are also fortunate to be a part of a university that prides itself on change and the ability to break the mold. With the support of a great partner in Nike and tremendous donors, we are able to explore new and unique ways to represent our home state of Arizona as well as continue to reimagine Sun Devil Athletics.” - Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson
“We wanted to pay homage to this great state while keeping the team’s look consistent. We are one of the top few teams in the nation with as many looks and combinations as we have, and this plays an important role in building a national fanbase and molding Arizona State University into a household name.” – Head Football Coach Todd Graham
“As players, we love to look like one of a kind on the field. Uniforms are important because they have a huge impact on recruiting and our fan base, and this new looks is awesome and very unique in a number of ways, especially the gray and copper chrome facemask.” - redshirt senior quarterback Taylor Kelly
“I’m excited we can give Sun Devil Nation one more thing to be even more pumped up about this season. We feed off our fans contributing to the excitement we bring on the field and these uniforms will continue to help make that happen.” - redshirt junior wide receiver Jaelen Strong
“I love the new uniforms because they provide a mixture of both traditional and modern styles. They allow us to have swag with a revolutionized twist, while maintaining a prideful connection with the Sun Devil fans from the past, present and future.” – redshirt junior cornerback Lloyd Carrington