The TCU Horned Frogs will be wearing a specially designed Nike uniform when they take on Utah Saturday in Fort Worth.
The Nike Pro Combat uniform is a new uniform designed to address changes in the game including faster and stronger players.
Nike says it worked with coaches and administators to develop a state-of-the-art unform as the sport becomes faster, more violent and explosive.
The uniform is 25 percent lighter than current designs (23.7 ounces vs. 37.4 ounces), the lightest Nike has ever created. Nike utilized a four-way stretch twill that does not hold sweat or water and as a result, the new uniforms are 46 percent lighter than the current designs when wet. In addition to keeping the players dry, the fabric is also supposed to help keep players cool.
There is more padding in the thighs, hips and tailbone. The padding zones are composed of dual-density foam cells that absorb, deflect and disperse the impact of on-field collisions.