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Fan shows off the evolution of the UK football helmet

Shoutout to Dustin Sowers on Twitter for sharing this picture with us of the evolution of the UK football helmet.

Here’s a more in-depth graphic of UK’s helmet history from The Helmet Project:

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Which is your favorite? This won’t surprise you, but I’m going with 1990 Power K, followed by the 2014 Chrome helmet.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

15 Comments for Fan shows off the evolution of the UK football helmet



  1. Frank Castle
    5:41 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    Im going with the 73/74 or 10/2/2004 helmet. I love the outline of the state.



  2. ukbigblue1
    5:55 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    I like the Oct 2. 2004 and 1973-73. I love the wildcat outlined by the state.



  3. Jewelielou
    6:05 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    My favorite is the 73/74. The outline of the state and the mascot makes the helmet unique. My second choice would be the 81-89 power K.



  4. DREWBLUE
    6:21 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    Not even close, ’73, ’74 followed by 72.



  5. JC
    6:23 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    I hate the power K now that the university got wise and changed the logo a few years ago. The abreviation of the school is UK, not K. Those initials are unique to us for branding.



  6. wu slang
    7:22 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    KY sure didn’t when a lot then, but I like 90-96. Not is the Power “K” badass, but black face masks too!



    • wu slang
      8:03 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

      *win



  7. Bob Van
    8:40 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    I love any of the 2014 helmets. I hate the power K!! Our logo is UK not K



    • Ur a marketing turd
      8:58 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

      You “hate” the power K? Stay in Bangladesh arsehole.



  8. stephanie hacker
    9:23 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    The Chrome has my vote



    • Andrew
      7:39 am June 11, 2015 Permalink

      I definitely agree. I’d say the power K is a close second, but I’m a big fan of the chrome.



  9. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    9:44 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

    75-81 baby! However, the 81-89 unis were the best. They had a Cat’s paw and stripe on the sleeve that looked great! I hope he finds the other helmet designs. The Bengals have a very detailed history of all their unis on their site. That would be great if we could get that.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:46 pm June 10, 2015 Permalink

      I still say they should combine the old school and new school. Put the power K on the chrome helmet!!!



  10. Duane
    1:53 am June 11, 2015 Permalink

    1972



  11. Daniel
    9:06 am June 11, 2015 Permalink

    I love the 73- 74 helmet and would love to see a throwback game with that helmet this year or in coming years. I also love the new helmets, id like to see a matte black helmet with a shiny black uk logo for a black out game. Black on black on black! Oh and #Hydeto00!