GAINESVILLE, Fla. (FOX 13) - The Florida Gators will actually look the part when they host Texas A&M on Saturday, but it was the actual alligator lurking in The Swamp that had Twitter talking on Wednesday.
The Gators and Nike unveiled an alternate uniform Monday night that literally looks like alligator skin. The camouflage-styled jerseys will be paired with "swamp-green" helmets, pants, socks, shoes and gloves. There will be very little orange and blue, marking the first time in school history that Florida strayed from its traditional colors.
Helmets will have a Gators head logo on one side only.
The school tweeted out several photos of the uniform combo on Wednesday that got more attention for the live alligator in the photos, posing just feet from the uniform model on the field of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Is that a real gator???? https://t.co/2cncAaouuN— Josh Cascio Fox13 (@joshcascio) October 11, 2017
The school says the new uniform took 18 months to design and produce and will be worn just once.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.