USC football will go camo when it faces Tim Tebow and Florida.
As part of recognition for injured members of the Armed Forces, the Gamecocks will wear jerseys and shoes with camouflage on them for its Nov. 14 game against Florida.
The move is in conjunction with Under Armour, which outfits the USC football program, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Maryland also will wear camouflage uniforms that day when it faces Virginia Tech.
The black jerseys, unveiled Tuesday at coach Steve Spurrier's weekly news conference, feature camouflage on the sleeves, with the numbers slightly colored. The shoes will be completely camo-colored.
And instead of a player's last names, the back of jerseys will have Armed Forces-related words. The display jersey at the news conference said "courage" on the back. A design for the Maryland jersey used the word "commitment."
"I like that word courage," coach Steve Spurrier said. "We're trying to encourage our football players to play with a little more courage the way these guys do in what they do for our country."
The gear also will be available at USC bookstores and Jewelry Warehouse stores with a portion of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Some jerseys will be auctioned off after the games on the university Web sites, with all the money being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Junior defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye was impressed when shown the uniforms.
"Cooool. . . We can have 'em after (the game)?" he said. "When's the Florida game? This is my first time seeing them. I can't wait 'til Florida. We could wear these the whole season."
- Seth Emerson