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The Ole Miss football program unveiled the first powder blue-accented road jersey in school history on Monday afternoon, granting the wishes of a large portion of the Rebels’ fanbase.

The white jersey features powder blue numbers beneath an “Ole Miss” script logo in red, as well as powder blue UCLA stripes on the shoulders and a red Nike Swoosh on the left chest opposite of the SEC mark.

The jersey will be paired with a powder blue helmet or the white helmet the Rebels debuted in their January 2022 Sugar Bowl loss to Baylor. It includes powder blue and red decals and a matching stripe down the center.

The powder-blue accented road uniform is complete with the same plain white pants that Ole Miss has worn with its powder blue alternate jerseys since they were introduced ahead of the 2020 season.

According to our friend Randy Morgan of the Ole Miss Uniform Archives, the Rebels are 10-5 in the powder blue jerseys in the four seasons since, wearing them with the aforementioned white or powder blue helmets.

Ole Miss initially wore powder blue helmets from 1948-77, as well as from 1983-94. They then returned as an alternate in 2014 in honor of former defensive back Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins, who was paralyzed during a game in 1989. 

Mullins, who died a little more than one year later from complications resulting from a blot clot, is one of only four players in school history with his number retired, joining Archie (No. 18) and Eli (No. 10) Manning and Ben Williams (No. 74).

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