UCLA will wear a "bone frog" helmet decal in Saturday night's Military Appreciation Weekend home game against Washington State as a tribute to its longtime affiliation with the U.S. Navy Seals.
The logo is usually reserved for members of the Navy's elite sea, air and land teams. However, UCLA's football team has a special bond with the SEALs, having gone through SEAL workouts during preseason training for several seasons.
The Navy's special operations force has several of its teams headquartered in Coronado, near San Diego, and the Bruins are hoping the use of the SEALs' distinctive logo will raise the group's public profile.
In addition, bald eagles from the Los Angeles Zoo will take flight during pre-game ceremonies.
Here's the school's tweet showing the decal up close:
Sat. @UCLAFootball will honor its long-standing relationship with the Navy SEAL community. https://t.co/iHLLXcR22M pic.twitter.com/8qhBjlbrG6— UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) November 13, 2015
Here's an animated look at the helmets:
In honor of those in the SEAL community who have lost their lives protecting our freedom. #BruinRevolution pic.twitter.com/5caS6RrNnL— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) November 12, 2015