1965 – 1966
Michigan State Football
Jersey & Helmet Style

The helmet featured the Original Spartan Head Logo. The logo was winner of a campus-wide contest held to determine the design.

Helmet

  • Kelly green helmet
  • White one-inch center stripe
  • Original Spartan Head Logo on both sides
  • Gray facemask
  • White two-inch player numerals placed on each side of the center stripe on back

Many players chose the MacGregor externally padded helmet instead of the standard Riddell suspension helmet because the MacGregor helmets were designed to minimize concussions and internal injury to the skull. The padded helmets were constructed by covering the center ridge of the helmet with a piece of foam padding which was then covered, secured, and protected by a sheet of synthetic leather. It was glued to the helmet and painted to match the Kelly green shell. Michigan State had many players wearing the padded helmets as late as the 1968 season.


Jersey

  • Green jersey
  • White “MICHIGAN STATE” appears above the player numerals
  • White solid color player numerals on front
  • White solid color player numerals on back
  • No player last names on the back above the player numerals
  • White solid color TV numbers on side of shoulders


Pants

  • White pants
  • One stripe: one-inch green striping
  • Same pants used for home and away games


Away Uniform

Jersey

  • White jersey
  • Green “MICHIGAN STATE” appears above the player numerals
  • Green solid color player numerals on front
  • Green solid color player numerals on back
  • Green solid color TV numbers on side of shoulders
  • No player last names on the back above the player numerals


Information Credits: Helmet Hut and The Tradition Continues – Spartan Football. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to this information.
Photography Credits: Masthead image is courtesy of the Associated Press. Image of 1965 – 1966 helmet is courtesy of Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports. Images of 1965 – 1966 jersey and 1965 – 1966 pants are courtesy of George Webster Scholarship Fund. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to these images.

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