Gill Byrd’s ‘Football Suit’ in Hall’s Collection

Most game-worn collectors like the unusual. A jersey with some character. One that’s been altered to fit a player’s request. It never made it to the marketplace (as far as we know) and it would up being illegal, but this one definitely takes the cake for unusual.

Race car drivers don’t wear jerseys and pants. It turns out, at least one football player thought the ‘sports suit’ wasn’t such a bad idea.
Gil Byrd, one of the better defensive backs in the NFL from 1983-1992, came up with a unique uniform style that’s all but forgotten to the ages.

Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame archives, where it resides, we present the Gil Byrd ‘football suit”: