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BYU Football to Change Finish on Royal Helmets in 2022

The Cougars wore the royal helmets for the first time last season

Last season, BYU added royal blue and navy blue helmets to their uniform repertoire. The navy and royal helmets were worn eight times in total, and the Cougars wore 12 different uniform combinations in 13 games. After just one season, BYU is making some minor changes to the finish of the royal helmets. In 2021, the royal blue helmets featured a matte finish as you can see in this picture from the BYU-Arizona game. 

Neil Pau'u vs Arizona

Following the 2021 season, BYU sent the royal helmets to be re-finished. Beginning in 2022, the royal helmets will feature a gloss finish according to new Director of Football Equipment Josh Hewitt. Hewitt tweeted a picture of the newly-finished royal helmets on Monday.

These new helmets have been teased throughout the offseason - various recruits have posted photos in the new helmets, like these photos from BYU target CJ Jacobsen. 

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A few weeks ago, we ranked the 18 uniforms BYU has worn in the independence era. You can check out our rankings below.

Ranking BYU Uniforms in the Independence Era

Tyler Allgeier vs UAB in the Independence Bowl
Puka Nacua vs Boise State all navy
All Navy
Neil Pau'u vs arizona royal blue
Payton Wilgar vs USF
Jaren Hall vs Washington State
BYU football vs USC Tyler Allgeier
D'Angelo Mandell vs Baylor
Isaiah Herron Georgia Southern
Tyler Allgeier vs Virginia
All Royal Gunner Romney
D'Angelo Mandell BYU vs Arizona State whiteout
Tyler Allgeier vs Utah State in royal classic away
BYU vs Utah 2019

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