Utah to wear its #22Forever helmets again vs. Washington State
Utah’s special hand-painted helmets that featured portraits of Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe were scheduled to be worn once. They featured prominently through the Utes’ emotional win over USC on Oct. 15.
Utah announced on Wednesday that the players chose to wear them again this week in a Thursday night matchup with Washington State in Pullman. The Utes will wear white pants and white tops — that feature a special patch with the TJ/AL Forever logo.
We are a player-first program. Our players choose the uniform combo each week. We’re honored to play another game with these helmets on. pic.twitter.com/gvI4pCcaIw
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) October 26, 2022
After designing helmets to be worn in 2019 in 2021, Armando Villareal was commissioned to design special “#22Forever” helmets for this season that paid tribute to Jordan and Lowe, two Utah teammates and friends who tragically lost their lives within a year of one another. The helmets feature portraits of both players along with the “22 Forever” logo on the back.
Utah won the game during which they debuted in thrilling fashion, a 43-42 victory that featured a go-ahead touchdown and two-point conversion from quarterback Cameron Rising as the clock ticked under a minute.
Following the win, Donna Sterns (Lowe’s mother) and Takka Jordan (Jordan’s aunt) were presented the game balls inside the Utes’ locker room.
Kickoff on Thursday night in Pullman is set for 7 p.m. PT on FS1.