These New NCAA Football Helmet Concept Designs Are Incredible

As the NFL scouting combine concludes today, it marks 66 days until the NFL Draft. There won’t be any competitive football played for another 191 days, when the NCAA season begins on the evening of Friday, Sept. 4, with several games. Technically, though, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, featuring the Louisville Cardinals and the Auburn Tigers, doesn’t take place until the following day, so we’ll call it 192 days until football resumes, because the Friday night match-ups are honestly less impressive than Jameis Winston’s 4.97-second 40 time.

Regardless, I think we can all agree, that many days is way too long to go without any football actually being played. Despite the fact that ESPN will air “NFL Live” literally every day until then attempting to fill the void, it just won’t be the same.

So, for the time being, we’re just left trying to find other ways to fill our football fix. Luckily, these NCAA helmet redesigns might just be enough for you to hold on to for now, along with some wishful thinking that maybe your alma mater will actually adapt one of these, because they’re awesome.

Coming courtesy of graphic designer Dylan Young, these hard hats would look excellent flying around NCAA football fields this fall. “Deeyung,” as he goes by, notes that the designs part of his “Fresh Football Helmets” collection certainly aren’t intended to replace helmets already donned by teams; rather, they’re just some inspiration for a third (or in Oregon’s case, like, 158th) uniform kit.

Here are some of the best designs I came across. It only feels right to lead off with the defending national champions and some of its Big Ten conference adversaries:

Ohio State Buckeyes

Penn State Nittany Lions

Michigan Wolverines

Maryland Terrapins

Wisconsin Badgers

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Minnesota Golden Gophers

The SEC is coming in hot as it usually does. Maybe these redesigns can take away the pain of heartbreak after faltering in the postseason. Then again, maybe not, but they’re impressive nonetheless.

Georgia Bulldogs

Texas A&M Aggies

Missouri Tigers

LSU Tigers

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Ole Miss Rebels

Kentucky Wildcats

Tennessee Volunteers

Alabama Crimson Tide

Arkansas Razorbacks

Florida Gators

They’re all really fresh, I know.

Deeyung created some pretty stellar designs for the Pac-12, too. Despite the conference already being known for having the most outlandish kits in the NCAA, he managed to find a way to improve upon some of them.

Oregon Ducks

California Golden Bears

USC Trojans

Arizona Wildcats

Washington Huskies

Hawaii Warriors

Oregon State Beavers

Arizona State Sun Devils

Stanford Cardinal

UCLA Bruins

No question these ACC mock-ups would definitely turn heads, too.

Florida State Seminoles

Miami Hurricanes

North Carolina Tar Heels

Duke Blue Devils

Boston College Eagles

Clemson Tigers

Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia Tech Hokies

Living up to its reputation, the Big 12 isn’t looking too shabby, either.

Oklahoma Sooners

Texas Longhorns

TCU Horned Frogs

Baylor Bears

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Iowa State Cyclones

West Virginia Mountaineers

Kansas Jayhawks

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Kansas State Wildcats

And who could argue that the service academies and classically independent Notre Dame are a bad way to round it out?

Army Black Knights

Navy Midshipmen

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Some quality stuff here, right guys? I was straight blown away by most of the designs I came across. It’s always cool to see how someone else envisions a concept, and these renderings pretty easily one-up most of the helmets we currently (as in, 192 days from now) see on the fields every Saturday. It would be awesome to see some of them inspire some real-life products, too. The designs seem to be an ongoing project, so be sure to check out Deeyung’s Instagram page to see if your team receives a feature if it hasn’t already.

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Ashley Schaeffer is a senior contributing writer for Total Frat Move. If you thought he was a woman, he'll take that as a compliment, because he loves women. Wooh. He's proud to hold two degrees from Penn State, and certainly contributed to the university's reputable rankings in the party school category during his time there. He's even more proud to anchor the TFM News team. Feel free to hit up his pager or drop an email ( with any warranted leads, or just to shoot the breeze about Philly sports. In the meantime, drop by his dealership for great deals on gently used BMW's.

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