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Vanderbilt’s football players learned about their new matte black helmets at the same time as the rest of the world Monday morning on social media.

After the news was tweeted and posted on Vanderbilt’s web site, the equipment staff placed the helmets, which feature a signature star V on each side, in each player’s locker.

The players’ first look at the new helmets came when they showed up for practice later in the day unless they had slipped in earlier to sneak a peek.

“They really seem to like them a lot,” said Chris Singleton, equipment manager for the football team. “We knew they would.”

“I think they look sharp. I can’t wait to see them on the field Thursday night. All the players are talking about them,” Mason said in his weekly radio show Monday night.

The Commodores will wear the new helmets in Thursday’s season opener against Temple (8:15 p.m.).

Fans will get their first glimpse at Star Walk at 6:50 p.m.

It was new coach Derek Mason who decided on the new helmet.

“When coach Mason came in he said he wanted to go to that,” Singleton said. “We got them in right after that, but kept them a secret until today.”

A video of redshirt freshman wide receiver DeAndre Woods modeling the new helmet was tweeted out by the sports information department later in the day.

Vanderbilt will continue to also wear gold helmets and white helmets, which still have a gloss finish.
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