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New Ducks football uniforms pay tribute to Oregon's pioneer heritage

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Each helmet features the Duck mascot alongside Lewis and Clark, who are looking through a telescope and pointing west. (Photo: Nike) Each helmet features the Duck mascot alongside Lewis and Clark, who are looking through a telescope and pointing west. (Photo: Nike)
The jersey features a grayscale map of the Oregon Trail. (Photo: Nike) The jersey features a grayscale map of the Oregon Trail. (Photo: Nike)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

When the Oregon Ducks take the field against Washington State this weekend, they'll be sporting a new look that honors the state's pioneer heritage.

Nike unveiled the new 'Oregon Pioneers' uniforms Monday.

They feature a number of motifs that incorporate the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Oregon Trail.

The jersey features a grayscale map of the Oregon Trail. Each uniform is unique and highlights a different section of the map.

Each helmet features the Duck mascot alongside Lewis and Clark, who are looking through a telescope and pointing west.

On the back of the helmet, Nike included the 33-star flag, which was the official flag after Oregon became a state in 1859.

The front of the helmet features a handshake symbol that was included on the Thomas Jefferson Peace Medals that President Jefferson gave to Lewis and Clark to hand out along their journey west.

Along the inside of the neckline are the words 'Salute the State.'

Notably absent from the uniforms are the school's colors, green and yellow. Nike instead chose a grayscale color palette inspired by vintage maps.

The Ducks will sport the new uniforms when they take on the WSU Cougars on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Fans can buy special-edition jerseys, shirts and other apparel at Duck Store locations and nike.com starting Monday.

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