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New Maryland Uniforms Celebrate 200th Anniversary of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 9, 2014

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Maryland's football uniforms have turned heads in recent seasons, but Under Armour has found a way to make the Terrapins' uniforms for this week stand out even more—in a patriotic way.

Some college football teams will be wearing special "Stars and Stripes" helmets for their games this week. Under Armour and Maryland have a plan for something even more special.

For Maryland's game against West Virginia on Saturday, the Terrapins will wear uniforms that celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry and "The Star-Spangled Banner." The uniforms will not use the team's red, yellow and black. Instead, they will feature red, white and blue.

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The uniforms will include the words of Francis Scott Key’s poem “Defence of Fort McHenry,” which ended up becoming the national anthem. The words will be on the helmet, the sleeves of the jersey and the bottom of the cleats.

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Each uniform will also include a couple of key phrases.

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This video helps explain the tribute.

Last year, Under Armour came out with patriotic uniforms for Northwestern to wear. This year, the company has found a way to celebrate a special anniversary in a unique way with new uniforms for Maryland.

[Under Armour Football, Maryland Pride]

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