1953 Okla. A&M Football Uniforms?

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Dec 14, 2010
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This picture showed up on UniWatch a couple of weeks ago.
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It was described as showing a 1953 game between A&M and Arkansas. I haven't been able to find anything online describing OSU/A&M uniforms prior to the mid-60s. Does anyone here recognize this look? If you happened to see these uniforms in person and can recall the colors, I'd love to learn more about them.

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More Cowbell

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Those would be 'away' uniforms. The helmets are different, but the jersey/pants combo is similar to what we wore at home in 1951, made famous by the Johnny Bright incident and the pictures that won the Pulitzer Prize. Not our proudest moment, but historically significant nonetheless.



 
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Those would be 'away' uniforms. The helmets are different, but the jersey/pants combo is similar to what we wore at home in 1951, made famous by the Johnny Bright incident and the pictures that won the Pulitzer Prize. Not our proudest moment, but historically significant nonetheless.



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This is about as close as I can get you on the colors. I don't have any reason to doubt the accuracy of the rendition here, except it looks like what would be a black helmet stripe is printed poorly. 1951 Topps football card of Bob Steele Quarterback (Aggies):

In the phot below, with the ball, is Tom Pontius. Looks like he is advancing said ball out of the east end zone at Lewis Field. According to the media Guide, Pontius lettered in 1954, 1955, and 1958. I would guess this photo is most likely from 1958, because of the innovative single-bar facemasks. Now somewhere at home, I have a program or media guide, that has a reporter's notes in it regarding these helmets. I want to say these notes describe the helmets as having and orange stripe in the center, with silver stripes on the sides. I will find this and post it here later tonight.​
 

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What a doofus I am. We know that Pontius' helmet is not from 1958, because I just posted color pics of the 1958 Bluegrass Bowl team, and those helmets were white. So those three-stripe helmets were definitely earlier than that.

Here is a photo of Jim Wiggins, who was the featured running back on that 1958 team. The image is from the 1958 opener against Air Force at Lewis Field. Now that we know the pants were gray, you can discern it in the photo.

 

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I've posted this little rendering I made before, but I'd definitely be in favor of some fauxbacks inspired by that mid-1950s design.

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love the stripes down the arm, instead of around the arm.......classic look! would be great for a uniform option (since we don't have enough already....DRINK)........
 

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Lunsford had a good career in the Canadian Football League. Also noteworthy in the team photo are Buddy Ryan (father of Rex and Rob) and Dale Meinart, both of whom found success in the NFL.
 

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These are exactly the uniform "gimmicks" I'd like to see each year. Have always thought it'd be a cool thing to have a Bedlam arrangement for throwback. Each team picking a uniform style from the same decade, say starting with the 50's and moving upward each season.
 

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Then I bet that's not Tom Pontius. I'll have to check an old roster. I hate bad info...
Nah - you're actually correct about that. I wish it mentioned his class somewhere in there, but it doesn't. Also, the trailing runner is senior Keith Kashwer, just in case you were wondering.