Steelers Unveil New Throwback Jerseys For 2018 NFL Season, Honoring 1978 Super Bowl-Winning Team [PHOTOS]
The Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday shared images of their new “throwback” jerseys for the upcoming NFL season.
Steelers Share New Throwback Jerseys
The uniforms are meant to pay homage to the Super Bowl XIII championship team from 1978. Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster showed off the new jersey for a small group of fans at Heinz Field on Wednesday. Multiple players from the 1978 championship team were present, including John Banaszak and Franco Harris.
“We felt it was time to throw it back to the 1970s and the great teams we had,” Steelers president Art Rooney II explained.
JuJu sporting the new throwbacks pic.twitter.com/2WRwdJFWT7
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— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) May 30, 2018
Coming to @heinzfield on October 28th. pic.twitter.com/TcBy2mesLb
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 30, 2018
The block numbers are the biggest difference between the throwbacks and the current Steelers jerseys.
The team will first don the new jerseys on October 28, when they host the Cleveland Browns.
Honoring those who walked before us.
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— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 31, 2018
The Steelers stopped using their famous 1930s-era “bumblebee” throwback jerseys before the start of last season.
Vintage block letters and numbers inspired by the 1978-1979 Steelers uniforms 🔥
With an updated make and fit, this throwback jersey will be worn this season on October 28th vs. the Browns 👉 https://t.co/qJIXHFShfR pic.twitter.com/gAdr4YkU12
— Steelers Pro Shop (@SteelersShop) May 30, 2018
SBNation noted how the Steelers’ new jerseys are reminiscent of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ uniforms.
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