BENGALS UNVEIL COLOR RUSH JERSEYS
Bengals DT Geno Atkins, WR Tyler Boyd and DE Carlos Dunlap unveiled the team's Color Rush jerseys at the Cincinnati Zoo. The white jerseys with black stripes will be worn during the Bengals' Thursday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 29. This is the first time the Bengals will wear Color Rush jerseys.
A limited number of Color Rush jerseys are available at the Bengals Pro Shop and Bengals.com. The Bengals Pro Shop has A.J. Green, Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert jerseys available.
"We expect the Bengals Color Rush jerseys to be a big hit with our fans," said Adam Knollman, Bengals equipment manager. "The jerseys were inspired by the Cincinnati Zoo's famous white tigers and feature a sleek, classic design that will stand out in the primetime lights."
"The Cincinnati Zoo is dedicated to conservation of wild tigers and supports the protection of this endangered species," said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard. "Our first white tigers were born at the Zoo in 1974 so naturally we're excited they can be a source of inspiration for the Bengals Color Rush jerseys."
The Cincinnati Zoo currently has two white tigers Popsy and Akere that are both 20 years old. Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength. Tigers use their distinctive coats as camouflage (no two have exactly the same stripes). Rare white tigers carry a gene that is only present in around one in every 10000 tigers.
The NFL and Nike launched the Color Rush program in 2015 as a way to foster fan engagement and unity around a common color. Color Rush jerseys are worn exclusively in Thursday Night Football games.
Bengals DT Geno Atkins, WR Tyler Boyd and DE Carlos Dunlap unveiled the team's Color Rush jerseys at the Cincinnati Zoo.