Football Template

First I would like to thank the guys at for giving me inspiration on my own 2-D template. The simple design which I'd added to during the years not only looks great but is easy to see the major details of the uniforms. For each year I include all the uniform combos worn during the season. Towards the later parts of the season some players wear leggings due to the colder temperatures I don't usually included that in the entire year graphics only my weekly graphic posts.


For the sake of simplicity the template does not represent nor show helmet numbers, award decals or any other memorial decals that would be found on the rear of the helmets. Tapered stripes (such as the 2010 Nike Pro Combat Uniform) are not completely displayed towards the back of the helmet.

Over the years the football helmet has evolved and I've attempted to show that with this template. Players wear all different types of helmets so I tried to use the most popular at the time. Starting in the 1960's with the 2-Bar helmet all the way to the current Riddell Revo Speedflex helmet.


Over the years as football jerseys have evolved one this has remained constant; the disappearance of sleeves. I've tried to reflect that in past years by altering the template to show longer sleeves. Each decade I've altered the sleeve length somewhat to accurately show the various sleeve stripes and TV numbers. The number 11 is used on the jerseys due to the simplicity of working with so many uniforms and various jersey fonts. In addition "NAME" is used on back to represent the player's name being on the back of the jersey. 


The pants portion of the template usually remains the same over the years. The center stripes are shown in the middle square between the front and back of the template.


Additionally the lower leg and shoes part of the template have remained generic due to so many players wearing different socks and cleats. I've kept the simplicity for the calf only including if the majority of players wore leggings; socks and cleats are either white or black. In recently seasons I've added some detail to the socks.