UMD 2018 Home Football Uniform (Courtesy UMD)


UMD and Under Armour unveil home uniform for 2018 football season

Under Armour has looked to the Maryland state flag as design inspiration for University of Maryland football program uniforms since it first signed with the school in 2008.


To celebrate 10 years of partnership, UA designers turned to the student body, alumni and faculty for feedback on the look they wanted to see the Terrapins in to start the 2018 football season.


When the University of Maryland takes the field for their first home game of the season against the University of Texas on September 1st, they will step out in the Calvert and Crossland coats of arms-inspired design that has become synonymous with Terrapin football, and the look those who bleed Maryland colors asked for.


"Designing the uniforms for Maryland football has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Especially with such an iconic and important design focal point like the Maryland flag. We want to make sure that we’re making a statement about not only UMD football and the UA brand, but that the entire state of Maryland is represented in the best way possible.”

Nick Billiris, Senior Design Director of Team Sports at Under Armour

The Terps’ helmet features a hand-painted Maryland flag – the only school to wear hand-painted helmets as part of a standard uniform. The black and gold design represents the original Calvert family line; the red and white design represents the Crossland family line.


Keeping with modern heritage, the team’s uniforms feature Under Armour’s proprietary ArmourGrid technology, which hit the field in 2015, and was first tested exclusively with the University of Maryland. ArmourGrid is a lightweight ripstop fabric designed to resist rips and tears, and is virtually impossible to grab.