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PHOTO
DESCRIPTION
YEARS USED
COMMENTS
 
Red shell with interlocking white "UH" outlined in blue, gray facemask.
 
1964-1965
   
 
Red shell with interlocking white "UH" outlined in blue,thin white-red-white stripes, gray facemask.
 
1966-1979
 
The predominant "look" under Coach Bill Yeoman, and the helmet was Houston's look when entering the conference in 1976. Helmet shells are Macgregor, Riddell, and Rawlings.
 
Red shell with interlocking white "UH" outlined in blue,thin white-red-white stripes,white facemask.
 
1980-1986
 
Only a white facemask update. Helmet shells are Macgregor, Rawlings, and Riddell.
 
Red shell with interlocking white "UH" outlined in blue, white facemask.
 
1987-1994
 
After the retirement of Bill Yeoman, this look was used under coaches Jack Pardee, John Jenkins, and Kim Helton. Helmet shells are Riddell (predominately) and Schutt.
 
Red shell with interlocking bold white "UH" outlined in blue (both letters interlock, with no individual outline), white facemask.
 
1995-1998
 
Houston slightly changed the "UH" on the sides of the helmet to a more bolder look, and each letter was no longer individually outlined in blue.
 
Red shell with interlocking horizontally extended white "UH" outlined in blue, thin blue-white-thin blue stripes, white facemask
 
1999
 
In Coach Kim Helton's last year, Houston changes the interlocking "UH" decal on the side of the helmet for the first time since 1963. Helmet shells are Riddell and Schutt.
 
Red shell with interlocking horizontally extended white "UH" outlined in navy, white facemask.
 
2000-2001
 
Same look as previous football helmet design, with the stripes being dropped and the blue outline of the "UH" changing to navy. Helmet shells are Riddell and Schutt.
 
Red metallic shell with interlocking horizontally extended white "UH" outlined in navy, white facemask.
 
2002-2011
 
Only change is the metallic red shell. Helmet shells are Riddell and Schutt.
 
Red metallic shell with interlocking horizontally extended white "UH" outlined in navy, stylized cougar head superimposed on top of "UH,"white facemask.
 
2006
 
Special decal worn only for the Grambling game.
 
Red metallic shell with interlocking horizontally extended white "UH" with gray accents outlined in white, white facemask .
 
2012-Current
 
New helmet design removes the navy outline.
 
White shell with interlocking horizontally extended red "UH" outlined in red, white facemask.
 
2013-Current
 
New white helmet introduced as an alternate in 2013.
 
Red metallic shell with interlocking horizontally extended black "UH" outlined in black, black facemask.
 
2013
 
Special "Halloween" helmet worn on 10/31/2013.
 
White shell with stylized cougar head on sides in metallic red, metallic red facemasks.
 
2016
 
Worn a few times in 2016 and worn in the Las Vegas Bowl against SDSU.
 
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