Duffy Daugherty Era Football Jersey & Helmet Style
Duffy Daugherty was the head coach during 1954 - 1972
Duffy Daugherty started his career at Michigan State experimenting with the white helmets. He can be credited for adding “Michigan State” to the front of the football jerseys in 1964 and adding the Michigan State Helmet Logo to the helmet in 1965.
Duffy Daugherty's final record at Michigan State was 109 - 69 - 5 earning two National Championships in 1965 and 1966, a victory at 1956's Rose Bowl and an appearance in 1966's Rose Bowl. Daugherty was voted National Coach of the Year in 1955 and 1965 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984.
View the styles that Duffy Daugherty's teams wore during his era:
Green helmets with a one-inch white center stripe. Three stripes on the jerseys and one down the pants.
White helmets with a one-inch green center stripe worn for just two games during the 1954 season.
The helmet featured player numerals to enhance the viewing of growing television audiences.
The words "MICHIGAN STATE" on the jersey made its official debut in Michigan State football history.
The helmet featured the Original Spartan Head Logo. The logo was winner of a campus-wide contest held to determine the design.
The college football centennial logo replaced the Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo during the 1969 season.
The helmet featured the Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo.