In celebration of the team’s 80th Anniversary, the Pittsburgh Steelers released new throwback jerseys on Tuesday for the 2012 season. If you like stripes, you’re in luck.
Worn by running back Isaac Redman, the team tweeted out the following picture earlier this afternoon.
The uniforms represent the jerseys worn during the 1934 season, a year, though, in which they finished with a 2-10 record. The Steelers will still sport their trademarked black helmets.
"We wanted to use a jersey that we wore early in our history as we celebrate our 80th season," Steelers President and co-owner Art Rooney II said. "We have never used those jerseys since the 1934 season and I think our fans will be excited to see our players wear them in action this year."
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The new jerseys from Nike were revealed at an event in New York City on Tuesday. We finally have a new look at the jerseys that the players will be wearing and will be sold in stores across the country. The closeups of the Steelers jersey are courtesy of Darren Rovell, sports business writer for CNBC and the host of 'Sports Biz! Game On' on NBC Sports Network.
The jerseys overall don't look too different from the jerseys provided by Reebok for the last decade. However, they will be made of some different material and will have a different feel from the jerseys of the last 10 years. Probably since the Steelers do have a very traditional look with their uniforms there was no need to go for many, if any, changes in the visual style, and no major changes were expected.
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