Texas A&M and Adidas both announced that Texas A&M will be one of six schools sporting the new Adidas TECHFIT compression jerseys. The jerseys are said to be about 30 percent lighter than traditional jerseys and are said to help the players feel lighter and faster on the field. The overall look of the jerseys will not change that much, the Aggies will maintain their traditional look, this jersey is all about the feel more so than looks. The players like the feel of the new jerseys," said Head Coach Mike Sherman. "We are honored to be one of the first collegiate teams to wear the TECHFIT Adidas jerseys."
According to Adidas officials, the jerseys will be more streamlined, with new fabric, reduced seams and lightweight name and numbering system. There are also built-in ventilation zones that help players keep cool. The new Addidas TECHFIT jersey is a reconstruction of the standard football jersey. Reducing the weight by about 30 percent, featuring a new streamlined fit, new fabric, reduced seams, and an ultra light weight name and numbering system. The jerseys also feature state of the art integrated ventilation zones to help keep players cool in combination with their moisture management fabric. The reduced seams and and a restriction free high-stretch collar design are said to increase the range of motion and support the players agility and speed.
"The new TECHFIT jersey design will make old jerseys obsolete," said Mark Daniels, director of football and team sports for Adidas. "adidas is changing the game with this revolutionary jersey construction and compression fit because we know the right gear can make a difference during a split second play. Less material and a tighter fit means the jersey is harder to grab and you can't tackle what you can't grab. College football is more competitive than ever before and teams need every advantage they can get on the field."
The Aggies will sport the new TECHFIT design for the first time this Saturday October 16th as they take on conference foe Missouri at Kyle field for their home conference opener. Kick off is set for 11 a.m. Central Time.
-Jefferson D. Powell