'THROWBACK' UNIFORMS

Colts will open pre-season vs. San Francisco in 1955 'Throwback' Uniforms.

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Colts Will Play San Francisco in Pre-Season Opener in 1955 'Throwback' Uniforms

The Indianapolis Colts will christen the 2010 pre-season against San Francisco on August 15 by taking a page from the past.

When the club lifts the veil on its 2010 playing schedule, the Colts will be wearing 'Throwback' uniforms from the 1955 season, the club announced today. [ To purchase different selections of the throwback jersey, visit the Colts Proshop ]

"Our uniform design has changed little through the decades and is among the most recognizable in all of sports," said Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay. "This is a chance for our fans to see a Colts uniform with a different twist, in a classic throwback at Lucas Oil Stadium."

This will mark the first time the Colts have worn a uniform with a distinctly different style from a previous era at a home game. Indianapolis donned uniforms from its 1956 predecessors on Thanksgiving Day in 2004, earning a 41-9 victory at Detroit. The club's helmets that day were white with blue horseshoes on the back that bracketed the striping down the middle of the headwear. The club's 1955 helmets were blue, with white striping and horseshoes on the back of the gear. The historic logo was moved to the side of the helmet in 1957, where it has remained. The club's jerseys will be white with blue numbers. There will be three stripes on the sleeves below the jersey numbers. The pants will be white with a single blue stripe down the side, and the white socks will feature three blue horizontal stripes. The NFL initiated the 'Throwback' uniform concept in 1994, but the club's only difference in the chosen design was a minor change in sock design that was not a prominent change from the present uniform design.

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