Georgia Tech will debut its alternate uniform Saturday against Clemson at Bobby Dodd Stadium. (Georgia Tech Athletics)

Georgia Tech breaks out alternate jersey for Clemson

Georgia Tech will pay tribute to its 1990 national championship team with an alternate uniform that it will wear Saturday in its matchup against No. 2 Clemson.

The uniform consists of a navy blue jersey with gold lettering and trim with white pants and gold helmet. The pattern of the navy jersey is the same as those of the primary home and road uniforms with the tapered stripes on the sleeves. The pants are the same that the Jackets wear on the road with navy and gold stripes on the hips tapering into a point.

In 1990, Tech wore navy jerseys and white pants at home and also in its Citrus Bowl win over Nebraska that earned the Yellow Jackets a share of the national championship.

“When we went about designing our first alternate uniform for Georgia Tech, we wanted to highlight the great football tradition at Tech,” said Cam Collins, Adidas senior production manager for football apparel, in a statement. “What better way to do that than by paying homage to the most recent Yellow Jackets football team to hoist the national championship trophy while also embracing the innovative style and collaborative spirit of Adidas and Georgia Tech?”

Tech’s longstanding tradition has been to wear white jerseys at home, going against the standard protocol to wear dark jerseys for home game The last time the Jackets wore non-white jerseys at home was the 2015 game against Virginia Tech, when it also wore navy.

Georgia Tech quarterback Shawn Jones led the Yellow Jackets to the 1991 Florida Citrus Bowl championship over Nebraska, earning a share of the national championship. (AJC file photo by Marlene Karas)

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