Georgia Tech breaks out gold face masks

Georgia Tech players, including defensive lineman Antwan Owens, wore new gold facemasks on their helmets at Tuesday's practice, September 24, 2019, in advance of their game at Temple on Saturday. (AJC photo by Ken Sugiura)
Georgia Tech players, including defensive lineman Antwan Owens, wore new gold facemasks on their helmets at Tuesday's practice, September 24, 2019, in advance of their game at Temple on Saturday. (AJC photo by Ken Sugiura)

Georgia Tech players took to the practice field Tuesday morning with new gold face masks attached to their gold helmets. It’s not a certainty, but would hardly be a surprise if the Yellow Jackets were to wear them against Temple on Saturday.

Tech has been wearing dark-blue face masks with both the white and gold helmets. It’s believed that Tech has not worn gold face masks previously in a game. It is a distinctive look and one that undoubtedly has at least some motivation in recruiting, given the appeal that a sharp uniform look can create among prospects.

It’s one of a number of uniform tweaks that have been made this season, including new gold jerseys, a re-design of the white helmet and a special onyx-gray uniform that the team will wear against North Carolina on Oct. 5.

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