August 2, 2018 Atlanta - Georgia Tech offensive lineman Parker Braun speaks to members of the press during a Georgia Tech Football Media Day at the Bobby Dodd Stadium on Thursday, August 2, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Parker Braun does not miss Russell Athletic gear, at all

Add Georgia Tech guard Parker Braun to the list of believers in the team’s new Adidas uniforms. Braun enthusiastically supported the notion that the Yellow Jackets’ new uniforms will improve the team’s play for reasons that have nothing to do with style.

“It definitely can make a difference, especially with the pants,” Braun said Monday following the team’s 10th practice of the preseason. “The Russell (Athletic) pants we had were so tight and constricting, but the Adidas pants are going to be a little more loose, I think.”

Braun put on the new uniform for the first time on Saturday for fan day. Adidas describes its new Primeknit A1 uniform as having “an emphasis on full range of motion, fit, form and function.” Braun was unsparing in his evaluation of the Russell Athletic pants.

“It was ridiculous,” he said. “It was like running with resistance bands around our knees. In those old pants, you couldn’t move at all.”

Braun’s dismissal of the old gear makes his performance while wearing it all the more impressive. He earned All-ACC honors last season, playing with quickness and agility uncommon for someone his size (6-foot-3, 280 pounds).

Some of Braun’s teammates have also expressed their approval of the Adidas practice uniforms for their breathability and fit. Offensive lineman Jahaziel Lee said that with the new gear, “I’m able to actually move my legs a little bit, move my arms and stretch out.”

On social media, a former teammate of Braun’s, Trey Klock, chimed in with his agreement.


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