Head Coach Duffy Daugherty with (left to right) Clinton Jones, Bob Apisa, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster
Head Coach Duffy Daugherty with (left to right) Clinton Jones, Bob Apisa, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster
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Duffy Daugherty Era Football Jersey & Helmet Style

Duffy Daugherty was the head coach during 1954 - 1972

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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:

1947 - 1955 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style

Green helmets with a one-inch white center stripe. Three stripes on the jerseys and one down the pants.

1954 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style

White helmets with a one-inch green center stripe worn for just two games during the 1954 season.

1956 - 1963 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style

The helmet featured player numerals to enhance the viewing of growing television audiences.

1964 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style

The words "MICHIGAN STATE" on the jersey made its official debut in Michigan State football history.

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.

1969 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style

The college football centennial logo replaced the Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo during the 1969 season.

1967 - 1972 Michigan State Football Jersey & Helmet Style

The helmet featured the Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo.

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Photography Credits: Images of 1956 - 1963, 1964 and 1967 - 1972 are courtesy of The Tradition Continues - Spartan Football. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to these images.

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