It appears the USC football jersey will be slightly changed in 2016 as offensive lineman Zach Banner leaked a photo of the new uniform on Twitter.
Offensive lineman Zach Banner teased some changes to the USC football jersey Friday when he tweeted out a picture of the latest Cardinal and Gold threads.
Banner tweeted a photo of the jersey with a tagline, “Coming to a city near you.”
On first glance, the picture is of the conventional old USC uniform, but closer examination reveals a significant change — around the collar, the 2016 jersey appears to sport a new motif.
In March, USC unveiled a new branding and identity system that included new logos, wordmarks, fonts and motifs. Included was the ornamental Greek key pattern clear on the collar of Banner’s jersey, which has been used by Nike’s basketball jerseys and football practice shorts.
Recent years have seen USC’s collars have a standard texture from Nike’s uniform system of the time, including the Pro Combat line.
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The numerals on the jersey also match the new standardized number system, which is the first time USC has changed the typeface of the numerals in decades.
The new font includes subtle slants to the serifs of the previous numbers, which both modernizes the pre-existing look and keeps it true to the classic nature of the Trojans’ iconic jerseys.
Over the years, the Trojans have had a variety of uniform changes, including two iconic looks.
The early part of the McKay era featured the classic crescent-shaped jerseys that Pete Carroll returned to Troy in 2002.
In the 1970s, the school opted for a more modern and NFL-stylized three-stripe shoulder design.