Welcome to the MVictors Uniform Timeline where below you will find a descending timeline of changes to the Michigan football team uniforms over the years.

Current Timeline is here (2010-current)  |  2000-2009 – Click here  |  1990-1999 – Click here  | 1980-1989 – Click here  | 1970-1979 – Click here  | 1940-1969 – Click here   |  1867-1939 – Click here

January 1, 1999 | Orlando, FL | Florida Citrus Bowl vs. Arkansas

JERSEY: Blue jerseys with bowl and sponsor patch on shoulders.  Left shoulder reads ‘1999’ below the logo, right shoulder ‘1998 Big Ten Champions’:

1999 Michigan Florida Citrus Bowl shoulders


January 1, 1998 | Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl vs. Washington State
JERSEY: Blue jerseys with shoulders decorated with maize block ‘M’ with bowl logos on either side, with ‘Rose Bowl’ above and ‘1998’ below.

Also Big Ten logo appears outside collar on the right chest and reads ‘CHAMPIONS 1997’:

Woodson 1998 Rose Bowl jersey michigan


October 4, 1997 | Bloomington, IN | vs. Indiana
JERSEY:  The white (road) jerseys are changed as a blue block “M” (with maize trim) is added to the sleeves, and thus the thin blue, thick maize, thin blue stripe pattern on the sleeves is removed.



January 1, 1997 | Orlando, FL | Outback Bowl vs. Alabama
JERSEY: Blue jerseys with bowl patch and year on right chest:

1997 Outback Bowl Jersey

December 28, 1995 | San Antonio, TX | Alamo Bowl vs. Texas A&M
JERSEY: White jerseys with bowl/sponsor patch on right chest:


1995 Alamo Bowl

August 26, 1995 | Ann Arbor, MI | vs. Virginia
HELMET: Lloyd Carr takes over as head coach and helmet decal stickers are removed the helmet.
JERSEY:  Patch celebrating Big Ten’s 100th season is featured on right front chest.

Timmy B PatchJERSEY:  From 1995 (to 1997) U-M Nike home jerseys have Block ‘M’ embossed under the shoulders:


December 30, 1994 | San Diego, CA | Holiday Bowl vs. Colorado State
JERSEY:  White jersey, bowl logo patch on shoulders.

1994 Holiday Bowl

October 8, 1994 | Ann Arbor, MI | vs. Michigan State
JERSEY:  U-M retires the #48 of former President Gerald Ford at a halftime ceremony.  (In 2012 Ford and the #48 officially entered the Michigan Football Legends program and returned to the field.  In 2015 with Legends program is canceled, and the #48 is retired once again.)

Gerald Ford Michigan Stadium

September 3, 1994 | Ann Arbor, MI | vs. Boston College
PANTS:  Blue block ‘M’ on front left hip increases in size:

1994 block M

March 1994 | Ann Arbor, MI
APPAREL CONTRACT: Michigan signs 6-year contract with Nike for:

..apparel and shoes, totaling more than 23,000 items over six years for football, basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, swimming, wrestling, golf, tennis, field hockey, cross-country, track and field, gymnastics, volleyball, soccer and cheerleading squads.

January 1, 1994 | Tampa, FL | Hall of Fame Bowl vs. North Carolina State
JERSEY:  White jerseys; shoulders decorated with maize block ‘M’ over Hall of Fame logo, reads ‘Michigan’ above and ‘Hall of Fame Bowl 1994’ below:

1994 Holiday Bowl

September 4, 1993 | Ann Arbor, MI | vs. Washington State
PANTS:  Small Block M appears on left thigh of pants:

1993 Small M

January 1, 1993 | Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl vs. Washington
JERSEY:  White jersey; shoulders decorated with maize block ‘M’ flanked by Rose Bowl logo.  Left shoulder reads ‘Rose Bowl 1993’, right shoulder reads ‘Big Ten Champions’ with “5” indicating five straight conference titles.

1993 Rose Bowl1993 Rose Bowl shoulders

January 1, 1992 | Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl vs. Washington
JERSEY:  Blue.  Left shoulder reads “Michigan – Big Ten Champions (in script), with years 88 89 90 91 below.  Right shoulder reads Michigan Rose Bowl 1992.

1992 Full

1992 Shoulders

January 1, 1991 | Jacksonville, FL | Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi
JERSEY:  Blue jersey with large circular sponsor/bowl patch on left chest:

Gator Bowl

January 1, 1990 | Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl vs. Southern Cal
JERSEY:  Blue.  Shoulders are decorated with Rose Bowl logo and reads Michigan 1990 Back To Back:1990 Rose Bowl


For more:
2000-2009 – Click here
1990-1999 – Click here
1980-1989 – Click here
1970-1979 – Click here
1940-1969 – Click here
1867-1939 – Click here


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