Texas Tech Football Unveils “Lone Survivor” Uniforms for November 9th Game Against Kansas State
Texas Tech Athletics, Under Armour and the Lone Survivor Foundation jointly unveiled special "one-off" uniforms to be worn by Texas Tech Football on November 9th.
The November 9th game against Kansas State will be branded the "Lone Survivor Game" in honor of the Lone Survivor Foundation. The special game will also honor the nation's military and over 400 Purple Heart Award recipients are scheduled to be in attendance at the game.
“Texas Tech is honored to have Marcus Luttrell, the Lone Survivor Foundation, Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families on our campus for a celebration of courage,” Kirby Hocutt, Director of Athletics said. “The sacrifices of so many brave men and women, including Marcus, give all us all great reason to pause and reflect on their service in defense of our great nation. This game will be a great opportunity for Red Raider fans to show their admiration and respect for our veterans and active duty military personnel.”
“It’s a great honor that Texas Tech is recognizing the sacrifices of my teammates,” Luttrell said. “I am grateful and appreciative of the Red Raiders and Under Armour for honoring my brothers on and off the field. God Bless Texas.”
Luttrell and the Lone Survivor Foundation will be the featured prominently during the Texas Tech- Kansas State game.
Additional details about the uniforms include: the name plate on the back of the jersey features the motto "Never Quit" instead of the player's last name. The #19 patch and red wings on the helmet and shoulder patches honor the 19 soldiers who were killed during Operation Red Wings.
Also a customized "Never Quit" print was developed by Under Armor for the helmets, shoulder patches and pants.
Texas Tech- Under Armour Lone Survivor replica jerseys and merchandise are now on sale at local retailers beginning today. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off following the game at www.texastech.com with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting the Lone Survivor Foundation.
Texas Tech vs Kansas State kicks off at 11a on Saturday November 9th. The game will be televised by ABC.
More photos of the special jerseys can be seen here: