Michigan State football players Wy Davis and Bob Sherman wearing the winged helmet in 1940
Michigan State football players Wy Davis and Bob Sherman wearing the winged helmet in 1940
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1934 - 1946 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style

Departure from the school colors with gold and black jerseys and winged helmets. Winged helmets worn a year before Crisler at Princeton.

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Helmet

Black and gold winged helmet
Black and gold winged helmet

Jersey

Carl Walter 'Ole' Nelson's 1937 black jersey
Carl Walter "Ole" Nelson's 1937 black jersey

Pants

Carl Walter 'Ole' Nelson's 1937 gold pants
Carl Walter "Ole" Nelson's 1937 gold pants

Home and Away Uniform

Michigan State's Arthur Brandstatter in 1937
Michigan State's Arthur Brandstatter in 1937

1939 Season Changes

Michigan State debuting the away football jersey at Michigan on October 7, 1939
Michigan State debuting the away football jersey at Michigan on October 7, 1939
Michigan State wearing the white away jersey at Purdue
Michigan State wearing the white away jersey at Purdue

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Photography Credits: Masthead image and image of 1933 - 1946 helmet is courtesy of Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections; image of 1939 is courtesy of Michiganensian Yearbook. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to this image.

Information Credits: Proud family of Carl Walter "Ole" Nelson. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to this information.

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