Michigan State Logo - Football Archives
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Michigan State Font
The Michigan State Font was first introduced for the 2010 season and is an element from the two-year rebranding partnership with Nike. The Michigan State Font appears on the front of the current home and away jerseys, above the player numerals.
The Spartans Font was first introduced for the 2010 season and is an element from the two-year rebranding partnership with Nike. The Spartans Font appears on the front of the current home alternate jerseys, above the player numerals.
MSU Shield Logo
The MSU Shield Logo was first introduced for the 2010 season and is an element from the two-year rebranding partnership with Nike. The MSU Shield Logo appears on the nose bumper on the front of the current helmets.
New Michigan State Logo
The New Michigan State Logo was never officially introduced. It was planned to be an element of the two-year overall athletics rebranding in partnership with Nike. Three months before the planned announcement, a fan found the logo on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. After a massive outcry, Athletic Director Mark Hollis decided to scrap the New Michigan State Logo.
Michigan State Helmet Logo
The Michigan State Helmet Logo was first introduced for the 1977 season by Darryl Rogers who added it to the helmet. In 1999, Nick Saban added the Michigan State Helmet Logo on the pants. In 2007, Mark Dantonio added it to the back of the jerseys, above the players' last names. The Michigan State Helmet Logo appears on the current helmets and pants.
The State Script was used for only one season in 2002 when Bobby Williams added it above the player numerals on the home and away jerseys. This replaced the words "Michigan State," which had appeared on the jerseys for every season since 1964.
Diamond Block S Logo
The Diamond Block S Logo was first introduced for the 1995 season, appearing on the side of the shoulders of jerseys worn during Nick Saban’s tenure and ending with the 1999 season.
Saban-Era Michigan State Script
The Saban-Era Michigan State Script was first introduced for the 1995 season when Nick Saban added it above the player numerals on the home and away jerseys. Bobby Williams and John L Smith retained the Saban-Era Michigan State Script during their tenures.
Block S Logo
The Block S Logo was first introduced for the 1934 season on the center of the winged helmets that Charlie Bachman’s teams wore during his tenure. In 1983, George Perles reintroduced the Block S Logo adding it to the right side of the helmet during his tenure. Bobby Williams put the Block S Logo back on the helmets for the 2001 and 2002 seasons, this time on both sides of the helmet.
Oversized Spartan Head Logo
The Oversized Spartan Head Logo was first introduced for the 1973 season and was worn during the three seasons of Denny Stoltz’s tenure. The logo was drawn by team member Mike Hurd, who was also an art major.
Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo
The Black Trimmed Spartan Head Logo was first introduced for the 1967 season. To improve the visibility of the logo from the stadium stands, Duffy Daugherty added a black trim to the Original Spartan Head Logo. This new logo was used until the 1973 season.
Original Spartan Head Logo
The Original Spartan Head Logo was first introduced for the 1965 season after a campus-wide contest was held to determine the design of the very first Spartan head logo to be used on a Michigan State football helmet. The original Spartan head logo was worn on the helmet during the back-to-back national championship seasons in 1965 and 1966.
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