Maryland football will wear its “Terps Script” uniforms for the 2023 season and beyond, the team announced via press release Monday.
“I’m very excited to announce that we are moving back to an iconic uniform, a classic look, something that our fans have been clamoring for quite some time,” athletic director Damon Evans said.
The Terps began wearing the uniforms in 1982 but retired them after the 1991 season. Maryland finished in the final AP poll three times in that span — something it has only done four times since. From 2001 to 2010, Maryland wore white helmets with the Terps script in red lettering with a different uniform.
“When I think about our illustrious past as it relates to Maryland football, you think about Bobby Ross and Ralph Friedgen and the championship years wearing the Script Terps uniform,” Evans said. “This Script Terps uniform embodies who we are, it symbolizes what it means to be a Maryland football player.”
Since Mike Locksley became head coach in 2018, Maryland has worn the retro uniforms at least once every season — including twice in each of the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
The jersey first reappeared for the Nov. 2, 2019, homecoming game against Michigan. In the video announcement, Locksley called the look iconic.
“I wanted to be great like those Maryland teams I grew up watching,” he said. “That history, that look, it’s still as strong as ever. It’s iconic. It’s Maryland. And for homecoming, it’s back.”
During the 2022 season, the coach called the script uniforms his favorite.
Evans referenced the coach’s love for the uniforms in the press release announcing their return.
“I know our head coach Michael Locksley, someone who grew up in this area, in the DMV, worshiped the Terps in that uniform,” he said. “Now it’s time for us to pay that homage and push forward, so I’m happy to bring back this iconic look.”