Ohio State Confirms It Will Wear Alternate Uniforms From Chic Harley Era Once During 2016 Season

By Eric Seger on June 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm
Ohio State will wear alternate uniforms from the Chic Harley era at least one in the 2016 season.

You probably weren't alive when Chic Harley dominated the gridiron for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but are set to learn a ton about the three-time All-American this football season.

The Buckeyes — as has become the norm under Urban Meyer — are set to wear alternate uniforms from the Harley era during one game this season, the school announced Monday afternoon.

Ohio State did not specify which game the alternates will make their debut.

Last season, the Buckeyes donned all black kits for their 38-10 home victory against Penn State Oct. 17.

Originally reported over the weekend first by Alex Gleitman of 247Sports with an assist from the father of 2017 cornerback commit Shaun Wade, the uniform will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harley's first All-American campaign. During the 1916 season, Harley led Ohio State to its first conference football championship. You can read more about the program's first undefeated season here.

Below is a photo of Harley in the uniforms from way back when to better help give you an idea of what he looked like when he wrecked kids between the lines:


Also, the program announced fall camp is scheduled to open Aug. 7. The remaining members of the 2016 recruiting class (save for Kareem Felder, who won't enroll either this summer or fall) arrived on campus this weekend except for "a couple." The high schools those players attended have not held their graduation ceremonies yet. 

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