DETROIT (AP) – Wayne State University has unveiled new football uniforms paying tribute to a century of fielding athletic teams and America’s highest military honor.

The Detroit school says the uniforms feature the logos representing the 100th anniversary of university athletics and the Medal of Honor. They also include the last name of a medal recipient.

Athletic director Rob Fournier says he liked the idea of players having “the name of one of those heroes on their backs.” He says that’s because “they have always had our backs.”

The uniforms will be worn for Saturday’s game against Saginaw Valley State University.

Throughout the year, Wayne State’s 18 teams will have an apparel item with patches representing the school milestone, Medal of Honor and roughly 400 of its recipients.

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