George Webster (#90) going after a UCLA quaterback during the 1966 Rose Bowl
George Webster (#90) going after a UCLA quaterback during the 1966 Rose Bowl
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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.

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Helmet

Barefoot punter Dick Kennedy wearing the 1965 - 1966 helmet
Barefoot punter Dick Kennedy wearing the 1965 - 1966 helmet
Pat Gallinagh wearing the 1965 - 1966 helmet
Pat Gallinagh wearing the 1965 - 1966 externally padded helmet

In 1965, head coach Duffy Daugherty and athletic director Bert Smith held a campus-wide contest to determine the design of the first Michigan State Helmet Logo (dubbed the "Original Spartan Head Logo") to be used on a Michigan State helmet replacing the player numerals.

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

Bob Apisa, Clinton Jones, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster wearing the 1965 - 1966 jerseys
Bob Apisa, Clinton Jones, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster wearing the 1965 - 1966 jerseys

Pants

Bubba Smith wearing the 1965 - 1966 pants
Bubba Smith wearing the 1965 - 1966 pants

Away Uniform

Jersey

Jerald Jones and George Webster wearing the 1965 - 1966 away jerseys
Jerald Jones and George Webster wearing the 1965 - 1966 away jerseys

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Photography Credits: Masthead image, 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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