Army 1949 Authentic Football Jersey
Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1949 Army Football Sweater. Knitted in our Seattle workshop. This jersey is as authentic as they come!
- Knitted in our Seattle workshop
- 16 gauge knit wool jersey
- Doubled elbows
- Felt #16 on front and back
- Item #: ARM49FJ
League: Collegiate Football
History: The 1949 College Football season yielded yet another undefeated season for the powerful Army Black Knights and legendary head coach Earl H. "Red" Blaik. The gridiron cadets outscored their opponents 354 to 68 that season. During Blaiks' tenure, Army compiled an impressive 121-32-10 record, including 3 National Championships and a 32 game winning streak between 1944 and 1947. The Army Black Knights currently play as an independent and are not part of any conference. They play their home games at Michie Stadium on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.
HOCKEY SWEATERS & FOOTBALL JERSEYS KNITWEAR
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Great jersey with the iconic look of the powerhouse Army teams of Red Blaik. In 1949 All American quarterback Arnold “Pope” Galiffa wore number 16 for Army. The jersey was purchased to display in Galiffa’s hometown Donora (Pennsylvania) Historical Society. A few years ago we had Ebbets Field Flannels recreate the high school baseball jersey of another Donora native who achieved a bit of notoriety, Stan Musial (who wore #16 in high school). In the future we plan to have Ebbets Field Flannels make jersey’s for other notable Donora athletes: “Deacon” Dan Towler (led the NFL in rushing in 1952), Ken Griffey, Sr. (“Big Red Machine”), Ken Griffey, Jr. and Lee Sala (Middle Weight contender in the early1950’s). Not exactly sure how we’re going to do Sala, but we’ll think of something. We do wear the jersey’s from time to time because they look great and are fun to wear. Donora Historical Society donorahistoricalsociety@gmail donorahistoricalsociety.org