Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 12/8/12
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Who says letterman jackets aren't in style anymore?In preparation for their upcoming Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots (9-3), the Houston Texans (11-1) have embraced the idea of donning old school letterman jackets. The team's director of equipment services Jay Brunetti had the personalized jackets delivered on Friday after defensive tackle Shaun Cody and linebacker Connor Barwin came up with the idea earlier in the week. Every member on the team received one, and the plan is to have the entire team wear them when they travel to New England on Sunday. Here's a description from the Texans' official website:The jackets are predominantly Deep Steel Blue with the Texans’ logo over the left breast. On the right sleeve just above the elbow is each player’s number stacked on top of his position group – LB, DL, DB, WR, etc. – in white lettering with red outline. Barwin said the jackets will soon have patches on the left arm to commemorate the Texans’ 2011 AFC South title for players who were on the team last season. Captains also will get patches on the left sleeve. The Texans will add more patches for any future division titles and conference and Super Bowl championships. The idea is to "kind of build a tradition the longer you’re here, the more patches you get on your jacket,” Barwin said.Pretty awesome, huh?
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