When the Iowa State Cyclones take on Iowa on September 14, 2013, they will be wearing some special throwback uniforms. The uniforms are to be a tribute to the 1920s and the uniforms worn by Iowa State when Jack Trice, the first African American player in the school’s history, took the field.
Trice played only two games for the Cyclones before dying from injuries suffered on the field.
“The legend of Jack Trice is a critical piece of Iowa State football history,” Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads said. “His profound impact on our program resonates with our players today. This is a fitting tribute and our current football team is very excited to wear uniforms from that era.”
In a very cool opportunity for the fans, they will be able to bid – via an online auction – to get their hands on the game-worn uniforms (jerseys, pants, socks) at Cyclones.com.
This will be just the second time in the school’s history that they wear throwback uniforms.
In 2007, Iowa State celebrated the 30-year anniversary of their Peach Bowl appearance. Now, the school is once again looking back in their history to make sure no one forgets one of the most important characters in the program.