Helmets of Future College Teams

This page contains announced helmet designs for college teams that will begin varsity play in the year 2022 or later; there were seven new college teams in 2021-2022. The new teams for the 2021-2022 season were Bluefield State College (NCAA Division II independent), Judson University (NAIA Mid-States Football Association), Keystone College (NCAA Division III Eastern Collegiate Football Conference), Lincoln University (non-NCAA/NAIA independent team), Mount Marty College (NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference), Post University (ostensibly an NCAA Division II independent team), and University of Fort Lauderdale (non-NCAA/NAIA independent team). Helmet images for the new-for-2021 teams have been moved to their respective conference pages.

If you are associated with one of these future teams and have information about what the team's helmet design will look like, I would certainly appreciate hearing from you, but PLEASE wait until a ***FINAL*** decision is made about what the helmets will look like!

One fact which became abundantly clear to me after having worked on this web site for several years is that many colleges will put together for ceremonies associated with the arrival of varsity football some sort of helmet design that is never really intended to be a "prototype" design for the team; it would probably be better to call such a helmet a "prop" helmet. It is my impression that decisions about actual helmet designs are usually reserved for the head coach to make, and rarely will a head coach have been named as soon as a decision is made to institute a team. So, without additional information to indicate otherwise, I do not consider photographs from "football introduction festivities" showing "prop" helmets to be reliable information about actual future helmet designs.

The following colleges and universities have announced that they will be adding varsity football programs either in 2022 or subsequent years (first year of play in parentheses):

There certainly may be others as well which I have not heard about, so please let me know if you have any additions! (including colleges in Canada and junior or community colleges).

New teams for the 2022 season


This team will be nicknamed the "Hawks" and the school colors are listed as royal blue and white. No information is yet available regarding a helmet design for this team.


This is a new junior college team which will compete against NJCAA opponents rather than the local California teams. At least one game was scheduled for spring 2021 (April 4 at ASA Miami) but the game was apparently not played (a 2-0 forfeit by CCC is listed on the schedule for both teams). "Saints" is the team nickname. No 2021 or 2022 schedule has been located for the team and its current status is unknown.

Other colleges which may start football teams

Below are listed some other colleges which may be adding football as a varsity sport in the near future, or which at least appear to be considering doing so, and some others which have recently rejected the idea. For each of these, it is my impression that the addition of football is not yet a certainty. (There are probably many others besides those listed here; reports about additional schools, both in the United States and Canada, would be appreciated.) I usually purge entries from this list after a decade or so if nothing happens.