NAIA Independent team

"Yellow Jackets" "Tigers"
Columbia, SC Jacksonville, FL


Edward Waters used a new helmet design during the team's first game in 2019 (shown above).

Historical Helmets

2003? - 2005 2018 -

Citing financial difficulties, Allen discontinued its football team in early 2006 after three years of varsity play as an NAIA independent team. A club-level team had played in 2001 and 2002. The first helmet design shown above is the only one for which I ever received any information, but it is certainly possible that others were used, particularly during the earlier years of the program. I believe that yellow helmets may have been used for a while, but perhaps only by the club-level team. The team was re-instated in 2018.

The university also had a team during the mid-1900s with 1968 being the team's final year. I would appreciate any information about helmet designs used by Allen during the 1960s.


2001? - 2006 2007 (first game) 2007 - 2010
2011 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 - 2016
2017 2018 2019 -

The Edward Waters football team was restored in 2001 following a 34-year absence.