As UCF gets set to enter the new American Athletic Conference, it’s adding new uniforms and helmets in addition to just recently announcing facility upgrades.

The UCF Knights unveiled three new jerseys and a new glossy primarily black helmet on Tuesday at the “Hometown Huddle” fan event.


The Knights showed off two styles of the black helmet, one with a stripe across the center, and one with a stripe on the side. O’Leary said they have not decided on which helmet they are going to be using, but did say that the traditional white helmets will still be in use.

It has been a long dispute with fans on whether or not the Knights will put names on the back of their jerseys. O’Leary told the fans present at the event that it could be a possibility if enough interest is shown.

O’Leary also touched on the topic of the Knights playing their 2014 opener against Penn State in Ireland. He confirmed that talks are in the works, but nothing is set in stone. The matchup would pit two coaches with traditional Irish names against each other, O’Leary and O’Brien.

Take a look at the new uniforms and helmets below, pictures courtesy of UCFSports.com: