NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Independents


ABILENE CHRISTIAN CHARLOTTE HOUSTON BAPTIST
"Wildcats" "49ers" "Huskies"
Abilene, TX Charlotte, NC Houston, TX
INCARNATE WORD MONMOUTH OLD DOMINION
"Cardinals" "Hawks" "Monarchs"
San Antonio, TX West Long Branch, NJ Norfolk, VA

Comments

Charlotte and Houston Baptist are both playing their first seasons of football in 2013. Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word are both new members of Division I - Football Championship Subdivision in 2013, and both are using new helmet designs (shown above). Old Dominion has at least two new helmet designs, one of which is shown above.


Historical Helmets

ABILENE CHRISTIAN

? - 1960 1961 1962 - 1964
1965 - 1966 1966 - 1967 1968
1969 - 1978 1979 - 1984 1985 - 1986
1987 - 1990 1991 - 1992 1993 - 1994
1995 1996 - 1999 2000
2001 - 2012 2013 -

As for the "missing" Abilene Christian helmets:

Below are photographs of the missing helmets; additional information on these would be appreciated.


INCARNATE WORD

2009 - 2010 2011 - 2012 2013 -

This team played its first season of football in 2009.


MONMOUTH

1993 - 2003 2004 -

Monmouth's football team first played in 1993, so these are apparently the only helmet designs ever used by the team.


OLD DOMINION

2009 - September 3, 2011 September 1, 2012 September 10, 2011 -
2012
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2013 - 2013 -

2009 was the first year for this team.

*1 Worn during the first game of the 2012 season (vs Duquesne).

*2 Stripes were added to ODU's helmets for the team's second game of the 2011 season (at Georgia State); the stripes were not present during the team's previous game a week earlier (vs Campbell).