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PHOTO
DESCRIPTION
YEARS USED
COMMENTS
 
White leather helmet
 
1920s-1933
1937-1946
 
The basic Texas Longhorns football leather helmet look, except from 1934-1936.
 
White leather helmet with dark or burnt orange front panel, three burnt orange stripes
 
1934-1936
 
This helmet was worn for only three years under the tenure of Coach Jack Chevigny before returning to the plain white leather helmet.
 
White shell with dark or burnt orange stripe
 
1947-1950
 
Upgrade to a plastic helmet shell during the four year tenure of Coach Blair Cherry. Helmet shells are Riddell RK.
 
Orange shell with white stripe
 
1951-1956
 
Only time that Texas has worn an orange helmet was during the tenure of Coach Ed Price. By 1956, Texas had a 1-9 record, and change was in the air for Coach Darrell Royal. Legend states that because of the 1-9 finish, Texas vowed never again to wear orange helmets...this cannot be confirmed, but Texas has worn white helmets since 1957. Helmet shells are Riddell RK.
 
White shell with orange stripe, black numbers on the sides, gray facemask.
 
1957-1960
 
Helmet shells are Riddell RK.
 
White shell with burnt orange stripe, burnt orange longhorn and burnt orange player numbers on sides, gray facemask.
 
1961-1962
 
Texas' traditional longhorn was added to the side of the helmet. Helmet shells are Riddell RK.
 
White shell with burnt orange longhorn silhouette on both sides, burnt orange player numbers above longhorn, gray facemask.
 
1963-1966
 
The orange stripe was finally deleted....never to return. Helmet shells are Macgregor and Riddell.
 
White shell with burnt orange longhorn silhouette on both sides, burnt orange football above longhorn with white 100, commemorating 100 years of college football, gray facemask.
 
1969*
 
The "100" sticker, commemorating 100 years of college football, was worn by several teams in 1969. Baylor wore this sticker on the back of their helmets. UPDATE: Texas did not wear the 100 decals for every game in 1969, just these four: California, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the 1970 Cotton Bowl against Notre Dame. Helmet shells are Macgregor and Riddell.
 
White shell with larger burnt orange longhorn silhouette on both sides, burnt orange numbers on back, gray facemask.
 
1967-1976
 
Very much a mainstay for Texas football, the Longhorn decal was introduced during the tenure of Darrell Royal. Helmet shells are Macgregor and Riddell.
 
White shell with smaller burnt orange longhorn silhouette on both sides (slightly darker burnt orange than in the past), burnt orange numbers on back, white facemask.
 

1977-2012
2014-Current

 
Only change to the helmet was the white facemask, instituted in the first year of coach Fred Akers. Helmet shells are Macgregor, Kelly, and after 1983, Riddell and Schutt.
 
White shell with smaller burnt orange longhorn silhouette on both sides (slightly darker burnt orange than in the past), burnt orange numbers on side above longhorn, white facemask.
 
2005, 2009
 
Opening one-game homage to the 1963 championship team in 2005 and also for Texas A&M game in 2009. Helmet shells are Riddell, Riddell Revolution, and Schutt.
 
White shell with smaller burnt orange longhorn silhouette on both sides (slightly darker burnt orange than in the past), burnt orange numbers on side above longhorn, white facemask.
 
2013
 
"New look" helmet for Texas for 2013 is actually a throwback to the 1963 season. Numbers were worn on sides for 2013 season only.
COMING SOON
 
White shell with metallic burnt orange longhorn silhouette on both sides, burnt orange numbers on back, white facemask.
 
2014-Current
 
Texas updated the longhorn decal to metallic burnt orange in 2014.
 
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