When fans see the Western Michigan University football team take the field on Saturday, they might not recognize their home team at first.
This is because earlier this week the Broncos unveiled the new alternate uniforms that the team will be showcasing in this Saturday’s game against Toledo.
“They [the fans] have seen the same jerseys for a while so this is a big change. They’ll be excited just as much as we are,” said freshman wide receiver Daniel Braverman.
The new uniforms were funded entirely with the support of boosters, according to Mat Kanan, WMU’s director of athletic media relations. This is a fact that the team is fully aware of.
“[I’m] really happy with the boosters and I’d like to thank them and everybody [involved] in getting us those uniforms because they are … something pretty flashy and cool that we get to wear,” said freshman quarterback Zach Terrell.
Former player Scott Gajos was selected to model the alternate uniform in the video. Gajos says that ever since Head Coach Bill Cubit has been around he has made it a priority to keep former players involved with the program.
“Whether it’s modeling, which I never thought I’d be doing for the program, or anything like that, I’m always looking to help out anytime they need anything, so of course I jumped on board,” said Gajos.
Both Braverman and tight end Clark Mussman like the look of the alternate uniforms, but don’t overlook the importance of how they feel as well.
“[I’m] excited to wear them, it’s a new fit for us, new material so it’s going to feel pretty good,” said Mussman.
Fifth-year senior tight end Blake Hammond likes the new look as well. He knows that playing good football is what is really important though.
“It’s makes it fun, pre-game and all that stuff, but once that whistle blows it doesn’t matter at all honestly,” said Hammond.