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Huskies' New Equipment Room: "Worn With Honor"

To the passerby, it’s another equipment room.

To the UW football staff, it’s a new model in sensibility, technology and convenience.

Inside the new locker room beneath the west stands of Husky Stadium, the new UW equipment room is linked to the street level entrance of the football operations building by an elevator. The team’s equipment tractor-trailer truck can now back up to the doors of the elevator and directly offload and upload to and from road games directly off of Montlake Boulevard.

Inside, the ends of five giant, mechanical-glide shelving units, the tallest of its kind manufactured today, form a mural with the Husky Football “eyes” logo. The shelves house uniforms and accessories for the entire team and can be opened with the touch of a button. It’s a space saver as large as each shelf is tall.

The space from which players receive their gear and uniforms in a individualized, gold bin is backed by a glass wall with the words “WORN WITH HONOR” stenciled on it in white, block letters.

Just outside that area is a fit room. That contains a step-up case on which players get fitted for the Huskies’ various uniform combinations under a sign reading “Step Up to be a Dawg."

UW equipment manager Bart Fullmer particularly likes the custom-designed, wood-encased shoulder-pads storage racks in the back of the new equipment room. The metallic bars on which the pads rest are spaced by position -- given that linemen, for instance, wear larger shoulder pads than wide receivers and kickers.

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