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YEARS USED

 

COMMENTS

 
Dark leather football helmet (black or dark brown)
 
1920s
 
Dates are uncertain.
 
Tan leather football helmet (matches khaki pants)
 
1920s
 
Worn during the late 1920s, photo is from 1929, but dates are uncertain.
 
White leather football helmet with front "wing" section outlined in cardinal with three small cardinal stripes extending to back of helmet
 
1930s-1940s
 
Dates are uncertain.
 
White leather helmet with front "wing" section outlined in cardinal with cardinal stripe extending from front to back, intersected by cardinal stripe extending from side to side.
 
1936-1937
 
Dates are uncertain.
 
Cardinal leather helmet with front wing, side panels, and cross-over stripes in white.
 
1936-1937
 
Worn during the same time as above helmet, which may suggest a home and away helmet situation. Dates are uncertain.
 
White shell with cardinal stripe
 
1946-1951
 
Dates are uncertain. Helmet shells are Riddell RK.
 
Cardinal shell, later with gray or white plastic facemask (1956)
 
1952-1957
 
Helmet worn prior to arrival of Frank Broyles. Helmet shells are Riddell RK.
 
Cardinal shell with white player numbers on sides, gray or white plastic facemask
 
1958-1963
 
Helmet shells are Riddell, MacGregor and Wilson.
 
Cardinal shell with larger cartoonish white running hog on sides, gray or white plastic facemask
 
1964-1966
 
The razorback logo first appeared for the 1964 season, but unlike the current razorback, this version was slightly larger and more "cartoonish." Helmet shells are Riddell and MacGregor.

CLICK HERE
to see a newspaper article detailing the first Razorback's hog decal. Thanks to Phil Key for the information.
 
Cardinal shell with white running hog on sides, gray facemask
 
1967-1977
 
Smaller, more defined razorback logo. Helmet shells are Riddell, MacGregor and Bike.
 
Cardinal shell with white running hog on sides, white facemask
 
1978-2000
 
Holtz's team changed to white facemasks at the end of his first year in the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma. The helmet has remained unchanged since then, except for a 15% enlargement of the Hog decal in 1995, with slight modifications to the razorback.
 
Cardinal metallic shell with new style white running hog on sides, white facemask.
 
2001-2012
 
Beginning in 2001, the Razorback decal underwent minor changes, including sharper tusks on the razorback, as well as the hind hooves being pointed towards the front of the helmet instead of down. Helmet shells are Riddell and Schutt.
 
Cardinal metallic shell with special blue-white-red and stars running hog on sides, white facemask.
 
2011 Special
 
Commemorates the 9-1-1 weekend with a special decal.
 
White shell with gray gradient pattern on back extended to sides under ear holes, white running hog with cardinal outline and details on sides, white facemask.
 
2012
 
Alternate helmet for 2012. This helmet would look far better with a cardinal colored razorback instead of white.
 
Cardinal matte shell with dark gray gradient pattern on back extended to sides under ear holes, white running hog with cardinal outline and details on sides, white facemask.
 
2013-Current
 
New matte finish helmet introduced in 2013.
 
White shell, cardinal running hog with cardinal outline and details on sides, white facemask.
 
2013-Current
 
Same white helmet as 2012, but razorback is now cardinal. Much better look.
 
Cardinal shell with larger cartoonish white running hog on sides, gray facemask.
 
10/11/2014
 
Throwback helmet (and uniform) worn on October 11, 2014 against Alabama. Commemorates the 1964-66 Arkansas helmet.
Thanks to Greg Bond for the 1938 Arkansas Photo.
 
To order many of the above as full-size replica suspension Arkansas helmets,
please click HERE to visit Gridiron Memories
 
 
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