Eagles to turn back clock with Under Armour unis Saturday

Under Armour on Tuesday unveiled special throwback uniforms for Boston College to wear in its game Saturday night against Notre Dame at Fenway Park.

The uniforms are meant to mimic those worn by the team in the 1984 season, when quarterback Doug Flutie completed his famous Hail Mary pass to Gerard Phelan to beat Miami.

Under Armour took off the current maroon stripe down the middle of the gold helmet to give the helmet the look it had 31 years ago on Nov. 23, 1984, when Flutie forever became part of college football lore. The players also will wear an under layer that features that features the stripes of old on the arms, matching the look of the sleeves the team wore in the past.

Under Armour invited Flutie to its offices in Baltimore in August to model the uniforms.

After trying it on and throwing a couple passes, Flutie said that if he had been wearing the technology that today's players get, the Hail Mary pass might not have been completed.

"It went 64 [yards] in the air, if I have been wearing this uni, it might have gone out of the end zone," he said.

As the Fenway Park game is part of the Shamrock Series, Notre Dame -- also an Under Armour team -- also will wear its most aggressively designed uniforms of the season, donning green jerseys for the first time in five years.