CFL Ottawa REDBLACKS showcase retro-inspired helmets for Legacy Night – SportsLogos.Net News
On Friday, the Ottawa REDBLACKS of the Canadian Football League unveiled a new helmet to celebrate the history of football in the nation’s capital.
The REDBLACKS unveiled the helmets on social media just hours before wearing them during their game against the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night, which was “Legacy Night” at TD Place. The “R” of the team’s main logo – minus the saw blade background – is placed on either side of the black shell. A white stripe in the middle is flanked by two red stripes, with black space between them.
The stripes and white R are reminiscent of the helmets worn by the Ottawa Rough Riders – one of the CFL’s older iterations in the capital – in the 1970s and 1980s.
The REDBLACKS paired the helmets with their black home jerseys, black pants and red socks for Friday’s game.
The Legacy Night festivities celebrated the long tradition of football in the Ottawa region, most notably the REDBLACKS’ victory at the Gray Cup in 2016. Members of this championship team were on hand to sign autographs . And two Rough Riders players from the 1960s have been inducted into the team’s Wall of Honor:
- Kenny Lehman, a linebacker who was a CFL star for five consecutive seasons (1965-69) and was part of two Gray Cup winning teams; and
- Jerry “Soupy” Campbella linebacker who joined the Rough Riders in 1968 and won three Gray Cups with the team between then and 1973.
Mini-replicas of the Legacy Night helmet are available via the ROUGE et NOIR online store.