The New Mexico Lobos currently have a uniform contract with Nike. We have 8 football uniforms in our database for the New Mexico Lobos and are working to add more to Uniform Critics. Feel free to contact us with any uniform designs for this team that we may be missing.
A poor man’s Ohio State?
The comparison may sound upsetting, but New Mexico’s scarlet and gray color scheme with silver helmets looks pretty darn close to its Buckeye brethren.
Outfitted by Nike, the Lobos’ current options feature italicized “NEW MEXICO” wordmarks, a two-color collar and thin piping that stretches from the neck to the ribcage ending with a two-tone diamond. In 2012, the Lobos went to an updated helmet logo on silver shells — a diamond-shaped wolf with “LOBOS” across the ears.
New Mexico has donned silver shells since 1974, differentiating three times over that span with white helmets during the 2011 campaign. In the late 2000s, New Mexico’s uniform design with the swoosh used a popular template featuring wide contrasting piping and “LOBOS” across the front of jerseys.
New Mexico’s use of all-gray with scarlet accents for its current alternate is one of the Mountain West’s best styles. During the mid 2000s, New Mexico used an interlocking “NM” logo on the crest of jerseys and drop-shadowed numbers while under contract with Adidas. The Lobos’ scarlet color wasn’t as bright either, almost a maroon hue.
Silver was the chief accent color during New Mexico’s time with the three stripes and uniforms followed generic Adidas templates — ones heavy on stripes across the chest. Silver alternates weren’t an option yet and all-red was usually worn at home with all-white being the preferred road choice.
Wordmarks were so small they’d often be torn off or damaged during contests.