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Utah football will wear custom helmets for spring game to honor Ty Jordan

On Thursday, the program revealed the helmets the red and black teams will wear during the game.

The Utah Utes will wear custom helmets honoring running back Ty Jordan during their annual spring game on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Jordan died in December.
Twitter screenshot, Utah Athletics

When the Utah football program announced on March 31 that 6,500 fans would be allowed in Rice-Eccles Stadium for the team’s spring game on April 17, it said that all money raised from ticket sales would go to the Ty Jordan Scholarship Fund, which was set up after the former Ute running back died last December.

Additionally, the program said that tickets purchased in groups of four would cost $22, the number Jordan wore as a freshman last season as he rushed for 597 yards in five games.

On Thursday, the program revealed the helmets the red and black teams will wear during the game, and they, too, will honor Jordan. The red team will wear red helmets with a black heart in the blank space between two 2s. In the heart will be white letters that read “LLTJ,” an acronym many have used over the past few months that stands for “Long Live Ty Jordan.”

The black team will wear white helmets with the same red, black and white design.

Both teams will wear white pants.

The game, which will begin at 12 p.m. MDT, will consist of four 10-minute quarters, a format that was announced Thursday along with the team rosters.