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Army to wear 82nd paratrooper-inspired uniforms vs. Navy

Army Black Knights, Navy Midshipmen

The Army football team will be paying homage to the World War II paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division when it faces archrival Navy on Saturday.

The team will sport uniforms inspired by the paratroopers' jumpsuits, including a division patch, a 48-star American flag along the right shoulder, player name tapes, full-color historical unit patches and an improvised camo base layer.

Army players will also wear an "All American" patch across the front of their jerseys. The division's nickname originally referred to drawing members from every state during World War I.

To get a complete breakdown of the history behind the uniforms, click here.

Army (6-5) will face No. 25 Navy (9-3) at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Black Knights will finish their season against the North Texas Mean Green in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 27.

-- Josiah Turner

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