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Navy Football to Feature Position-Specific 'Navy Fleet' Helmets for Army Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 30, 2015

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For the first time in NCAA history, a college football team will have its players wearing different helmets during the game based on the position they play.

And no, it's not the Oregon Ducks.

The Navy Midshipmen will be wearing special "Navy Fleet" uniforms for the Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 12, in Philadelphia.

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Although the uniforms look sharp, the new look is all about the helmets.

There will be a total of seven different hand-painted helmets worn by Midshipmen players during the game, representing "seven of the historic ships that make up the U.S. Naval Fleet." Each position group will be assigned a specific helmet that will pay tribute to one of the seven ships.

Quarterbacks: Aircraft Carrier ("Ultimate decision-maker")

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Running Backs: Littoral Combat Ship ("Fast and nimble")

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Wide Receivers: Submarine ("Predominantly utilized as blockers...but bring significant firepower when called upon")

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Linemen: Amphibious Assault Ship ("Enables the invading force to gain access")

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Linebackers: Cruiser ("Provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch")

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Defensive Backs: Destroyer ("Significant firepower, speed and anti-missile defense")

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Special Teams: Minesweeper ("Identifying and eliminating mines")

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[Under Armour, NavySports.com]