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The Boston Redskins — once the Boston Braves — were moved to Washington in 1937 along with legendary quarterback Sammy Baugh. Washington’s color scheme switched to burgundy and gold two decades later and the franchise’s first graphically-enhanced burgundy shell was introduced with a feather stripe down the middle in 1959.
Four years prior, a plain burgundy helmet was worn with a gold stripe, but no decal. From 1965-69, Washington moved to a more intimidating look, incorporating a forward-facing spear on its lids.
Washington’s current burgundy, gold and white uniforms were introduced by coach Jack Pardee in 1979 and are still being worn today. For nearly 30 years, the Redskins were one of a few NFL teams that preferred wearing their white jerseys at home. Since 1978, Washington has donned its burgundy helmet with gold and white stripes featuring a well-known “Indianhead” primary logo.
During home games in 2002, the Redskins donned throwback shells, the burgundy stripe-less helmets with spears and a gray facemask. They were a near perfect resemblance to what was worn on-field in the late 1960s. Uniforms that season were inspired by the 70-year anniversary of the Boston Braves, a Florida State-esque burgundy top and old gold pants combination.
For one game in 2007, the Redskins donned a gold shell with a “feathered R” as part of a 1970-71 throwback get up.
The Redskins have several current uniform combinations on gameday including white, gold or old gold “throwback” pants. Jerseys include burgundy home and road whites. On the home jerseys, white numerals are outlined in gold. On the road, burgundy numerals are outlined in gold. Each set has classic sleeve stripes.
Washington’s “Redskin” graphic remains a controversial topic in Native American circles, but several attempts at changing the name by social groups over the last decade have been unsuccessful.