The Navy Academy football team will wear custom Under Armor “Don’t Tread On Me” uniforms for the 115th Army-Navy Game on Saturday, December 13 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. at 3:00 PM on CBS.
The Under Armour uniforms are inspired by the First Navy Jack. In 2002 Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England ordered all United States Navy ships to fly the First Navy Jack with the “Don’t Tread On Me” motto and moving rattlesnake in place of the regular Navy Jack for the duration of the global war on terror. The First Navy Jack, with its red and white stripes, was first used by the Continental Navy during the American Revolution.
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The 13 red and white stripes featured in the flag are incorporated into the shoulders of the jersey, knee insets of the pants, palms of the gloves, baselayer and socks.
Under Armour has designed a new N-Star logo using the red and white stripes of the flag with an interlocking rattlesnake, which will appear on the side of the helmets.
The team is also selling custom fan apparel with the same theme as well