Washington’s Linebacker tandem, Brain Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan modeled the Redskins’ 80 year Anniversary Jerseys Thursday evening during a ceremony held at Redskins Park. The Nike Elite 51 Washington Redskins 80th Anniversary Jersey is a modern interpretation of those worn in 1937 – paying tribute to the great “Slinging” Sammy Baugh who led the Redskins to their first National Championship. The jersey also signifies the teams move from Boston to Washington, D.C.
“In honor of 80 years of rich tradition this anniversary uniform displays our heritage” said Daniel M. Snyder. “We hope that it will bring back great memories to our fans.”
Here’s some of the best pictures displaying Washington’s fresh Old School Uniforms:
Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and his staff worked closely with Nike to create a look that spoke to the club’s unique heritage, while highlighting several key details that helped define the team’s history.
The helmet features a unique leather-like finish and the words “Team, Effort, Tradition” are embroidered on the inside of the neckline, serving as a reminder to each athlete of what it means to be a Redskin.
Much like all Elite 51 Nike Jerseys, Washington’s 80th Anniversary Uni’s are designed and engineered from the inside out. The new uniform focuses on creating a system where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert.
Lightweight padding is also integrated directly into the crucial “hit zones” in the baselayer.
New innovations include – Flywire technology in the neckline, reducing weight and providing a lockdown fit over pads. As well as, increasing sleeve articulation for better range of motion, and integrating new four-way stretch fabrication to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.