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Look: Oklahoma Unveils Prentice Gautt ‘Unity’ Alternate Uniform

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The Oklahoma Sooners have unveiled a new alternate “Unity” uniform in honor of Prentice Gautt, the first Black scholarship football player at OU.

In an official press release, the University of Oklahoma announced that the uniform, which was designed by a group of Oklahoma student-athletes and has been in production since 2020, will be worn for the first time against Kansas on Saturday.

 

On Saturday against Kansas, the University of Oklahoma football team will debut its new alternate uniform, designed by a group of OU student-athletes to emphasize the importance of togetherness and building relationships to better society. The “Unity” uniform, which has been in the making since 2020, will also honor former running back Prentice Gautt, who was the first Black scholarship football player at OU.

Saturday’s uniform will feature anthracite-colored jerseys, pants and helmets, crimson trim and lettering, the word “TOGETHER” sewn on the collar, the word “UNITY” on the back-of-the-jersey nameplate and an outline of the state of Oklahoma amid a triple-stripe on both sleeves.

This past summer, the Kansas game was designated as the 2022 contest the Sooners would wear the new alternate uniform.

Here is a sneak peek of the uniforms, which are primarily anthracite and crimson.

The university also released a short video, narrated by former Oklahoma linebacker and now Oklahoma’s director of the S.O.U.L. mission, Caleb Kelly.

The popularity of black alternate jerseys has grown over the years and now Oklahoma is the latest school to jump on the trend, following programs like Iowa State and Ohio State.

Oklahoma is currently a nine-point favorite over the visiting Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CT on ESPN2.

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