1967 – 1972
Michigan State Football
Jersey & Helmet Style

The helmet featured the Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo.

Helmet

  • Kelly green helmet
  • White one-inch center stripe
  • To improve visualization, the Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo replaced the Original Spartan Head Logo on both sides, which was worn on the helmet for the 1965 & 1966 national championship teams
  • 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

  • “MICHIGAN STATE” appears above the player numerals – font reminiscent of the 1965 & 1966 national championship teams
  • Solid color player numerals on front
  • No player last names on the back above the player numerals
  • Solid color player numerals on back


Pants

  • White pants
  • Two stripes: one-inch between half-inch green striping
  • Same pants used for home and away games


1969 Season Change

For the 1969 season, the college football 100 year anniversary logo replaced the Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo. For more info on the helmet change, visit the 1969 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style page.

Photography Credits: Masthead image is courtesy of Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame. Images of 1967 – 1972 helmet is courtesy of the Detroit Free Press; image of the padded helmet is courtesy of Helmet Hut. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to these images.

Information Credits: Helmet Hut. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to this information.

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