1) Seattle - 76, 79
2) San Fran - 68, 69, 59
3) Washington - 69, 59, 61
4) Cleveland - 69, 70
5) Detroit - 69, 59
6) Chicago - 69, 59
7) LA - 69
8) Green Bay - 69
9) Baltimore - 69
10) Minnesota - 69, 70
11) New Orleans - 69, 68, 67
12) Pittsburgh - 69, 72
13) NY Giants - 69
14) StLouis - 69
15) Dallas - 69, 81
16) Houston - 68, 70
is the first and only website devoted to documenting the uniforms
worn by every NFL team since 1920. Because the documentation
has never been officially done we encourage contributions from
those who can provide visual evidence.
is important to point out that this site is in no way affiliated
with the National Football League™. This site was created
strictly as a visual reference and for the betterment of that
bit of Americana we refer to as American football history. Because
this is an ongoing research project we will be updating whenever
new information becomes available so please check back often.
In an effort to make this a legitimate guide it is important
that we explain how the information has been gathered. There
are numerous ways to collect the evidence but one of the best
ways is actual dated photographs. We have researched a number
of these areas and have found that even publications by the
NFL are inaccurate. Whenever possible we have tried to make
educated guesses where the factual gets clouded. Please, if
you have actual physical evidence that can 100% refute what
you find on these pages, please forward us a copy with a bibliography.
We will also be introducing a bibliography at a later date of
some of the publications and periodicals that were instrumental
in our research.
The template you will be viewing is of our own creation. It
is modified to reflect the evolutions of the football uniform
over the years. Decades are not broken down precisely but rounded
to an approximation of when a major uniform modification was
made. For instance, our 1959 template begins the single-bar
facemask era. Now we know that facemasks exsisted long before
1959 but it was not really an institution until about 1959.
You may dispute this logic but it is the only way to really
base a change in uniform technology.
at times you will notice the smallest subtlety to a uniform.
For example, the uniform number may have changed in style. One
thing we have noticed in our research is that numbers were sporadic
at best. We have found that even a team photograph from a single
year can show multiple styles of numbers. The cold facts are
that NFL uniforms have only recently become consistent. The
1972 Dolphins - perhaps the greatest team of all time - had
the most inconsistent uniform to date. Within the same game
there are photos where Csonka is wearing a non-striped jersey
while Bob Griese wears a striped one. So you see, there will
be exceptions to every rule. The important thing is that a general
presentation of what was worn is documented.
At a later date we will be going back and adding details like
patches, throwbacks, etc..
The navigation of this site was perhaps harder than the research
itself. We wanted to make it easy to find the exact year you
may be looking for. The way we have designed this site might
not be the most convenient but it is our effort to refine this
site until it is easiest for you the viewer. Basically, you
will be able to find a team by year. At a later date we will
offer a search by team.
you have any questions or comments please contact the webmaster
by clicking the contact area above. Thank you and enjoy.