TSU Football to Wear New Helmets Donated by Alumnus and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan on Saturday

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Texas Southern football team will hit the gridiron in style for Homecoming 2021 on Saturday as they'll wear new Riddell helmets donated by TSU football legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan.

The Riddell Speedflex is the company's top-of-the-line helmet and the top performing helmet based on NFL and NFLPA annual safety tests. The maroon helmets have gray facemasks with the TSU athletics logo decal on one side and player number on the opposite side.

"The Department of the Athletics and the Tiger football program is elated to receive this donation from Michael Strahan," said Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Kevin Granger. "From one TSU alum to another, I want to thank him personally for his generosity and support of our football program."

"I want to send a huge shout out and thank you to Michael Strahan for taking care of his alma mater with the donation of the new helmets," said TSU Head Football Coach Clarence McKinney.

TSU will debut the helmets this Saturday at 2 p.m. as the team will face North American University for Homecoming 2021 at Durley Stadium. Tickets are available at

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Last updated: 09/30/2021