Tennessee has featured several alternate uniform designs over the last few years, most famously their Smokey Grey looks with Adidas in 2013 and with Nike in 2015, 2016, and 2017. But the Vols have also worn other alternate looks and callbacks to older designs such as their 2004 home game against UNLV with a throwback to the 1980s or in 2009 at home against South Carolina with a black jersey look.
In this article, though, we take a look at some alternate uniform concepts designed by a Vol fan that Tennessee has never worn. But maybe they should look into it.
Vol fan, uniform aficionado, and graphic designer Chad Fields has created several alternate uniform designs for Tennessee’s football program and has shared them in this article. Several concepts are based off retro looks in UT’s history, but others are completely new designs that Tennessee has never worn before.
You can find Chad on Twitter (@CfieldsVFL) and keep up with his work there, and he runs the Vol Uniform History Twitter account (@VolsUniHistory) that keeps track of Tennessee’s designs in football and basketball both.
Alternate uniforms can cause a lot of debates among fans, but these designs are just for fun. Tennessee as a program isn’t big on wearing anything too far outside of tradition, but some of these designs would be cool to see on a Saturday in the future. At the very least, it’s fun to imagine.
Here’s a look at 10 different uniform designs and some alternate helmet concepts as well.
I’ve always wanted to see a chromed out orange helmet.
I still like the smokey gray, especially close to Halloween.
Matted Orange Helmet w/Black POWER T and white outline.