Football is called “America’s Game” for a reason. You can travel to almost any state in the U.S. and find a large chunk of the population that loves to play, watch, and talk about the game. However, there are six states that are particularly football-minded: Texas, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, California, and Ohio. In fact, 53 percent of all Division I college players played their high school ball in these six states.
To honor these football hotspots, Under Armour has released its State Pack collection, with glove and cleat color for each location. Each design pays homage to what makes the state unique in a bold and flashy style.
Let’s start with Texas, because you know what they say — everything is bigger in Texas — and that’s certainly true with football. Want to see what the sport means to the state’s citizens? Watch Friday Night Lights. To help Texas’ gear stand out, the state’s famous nickname, “The Lone Star State,” is featured on the cleats while its one-of-a-kind border is featured not once, but twice on the palm of the gloves.
Under Armour is based in Maryland, so you know they’re going to bring it for their version, and they didn’t disappoint. The state’s beloved Terrapins are the basis of this theme. Their unparalleled uniform designs are featured on both the gloves and cleats.
Georgia is well-known for its rich peach industry, so it makes sense that its color would shine a spotlight on the fruit. Gear up in this bright orange gear and you will be impossible to miss.
A Florida color needs to reflect the vacation destination’s warm, summery feel, and these certainly fit the bill. Palm trees, a setting sun, and the state’s “The Sunshine State” moniker help transport you to a beach while you are scorching your opponents.
With so many vibrant cities and unique landmarks, choosing what to feature on the California version could not have been easy. But Under Armour knocked it out of the park by focusing on the state’s flag. The red, green, and white colors and grizzly bear from the flag are the main focus of the gloves and cleats, while “The Golden State” designation makes an appearance as well.
Ohio’s edition lets you support your state and country. Its red, blue, and white colors with the state’s star and circle emblem give it an added patriotic feel. In fact, when the inside of the gloves are put together, they create an image of the full state flag.
With such detail put into each version, the UA State Pack is an outstanding way to show off where you’re from during 7-on-7 play or practice. Let us know which state design is your favorite in the comments.