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While watching the senior bowl practice, I see two UCLA players, one is a defensive player in the 9 on 7 drill, and one is a receiver running routes. One of their last name's is Bragg. Anyway, their helmets are not gold- they are POWDER BLUE!

They are metallic powder blue, the old gold ucla script outlined in white.

Are these new ucla helmets are what- but let me say... they look AWESOME!

I have always said the carolina panthers should use a metallic powder blue helmet but this is the first time ive seen a helmet with that color, and i love it.

anyone know what the scoop on this is?

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Usually, from what I remember about the senior all-star bowl games at the end of the season, the players usually have a LOT of insignias on their helmets...always thought that was kinda cool...:D

Anyways, if this is the case about the Uclans intro-ing a new helmet with the metallic powder blue and gold UCLA....

:shocked:

...it sounds pretty darn sweet :D

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It's not unusual for players to bring a stack of helmet decals with them to all star games and then exchange them with other players, many of whom slap a bunch of them on their own helmets. However, what makes me think this is a prototype helmet are (1) the helmets themselves are an entirely different color than what UCLA uses and (2) the helmet decals are also entirely different than what they presently use.

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I saw it as well. I don't think its a fluke either. I don't think its a case of players sharing logos. Every players was wearing their team specific helmet and didn't have any other logos on it. Some of the players still had their pride stickers on the helmets.

One of the players in question was Craig Bragg of UCLA.

No pictures are up yet.

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Mea culpa, I saw it on ESPN just a few minutes ago, they're broadcasting practice.

Bragg definitely has a metallic powder blue helmet with a metallic gold script "Ucla" ... appears to be the same script as the regular helmet logo.

looks great!

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Having just watched the practice on ESPN -- I will say that the helmet looks great.

However, I think they said it was a helmet that Craig Bragg designed himself, so I'd imagine it's just to play in all-star games with and that stuff. So based on that, I'd imagine this doesn't mean any change to UCLA's helmets.

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puckcool22 :

Haven't you ever seen the University of North Carolina Helmet? :P

The UNC Tar heels have used "Metallic" Powder Blue (aka, Columbia Blue) for a few years now!

(Well, come to think of it, none of us has seen much UNC football on TV - their teams have not earned them much national airplay in recent years.)

anyway, that UCLA helmet you described sounds pretty cool.

It would be nice if maybe someone recorded it and posts a captured screen shot.

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I could be wrong, but I don't actually believe the UNC helmet is a metallic. I don't remember it being metallic when i watched them play against Miami.\

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i dunno about you, but i can see the specs of metallic in that helmet

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It used to be Gloss Columbia Blue, but now is Metallic Columbia Blue.

It doesn't really jump out at you. There are different sizes and densities that are used for Metallic and Pearl helmets. The finer grades don't "sparkle" as much, especially if not under very bright sunlight or stadium lights.

Other than UNC, a couple of other examples of helmets that are often hard to tell that they are Metallic or Pearl, except under brighter lighting conditions or up-close, are the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins.

Ohio State on the other hand, uses a large and dense metal flake in their helmet (Riddell calls it "Extreme") and it is much easier to see its Metallic sparkle- even in lower light conditions.

And yep, Utah is either a Pearl or Metallic. In addition to this, it is also a different "shade" of Red than used in the Gloss Red that KC uses.

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Other than UNC, a couple of other examples of helmets that are often hard to tell that they are Metallic or Pearl, except under brighter lighting conditions or up-close, are the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins.

I remember the first time I saw a Packers helmet sparkle on TV... it felt weird.

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