Arkansas Football: 3 things to watch for in the 2022 Spring Game
UCF football plans to do something unprecedented once again with the spring game jerseys on Saturday, donning a QR code on the back instead of a number.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, UCF football is doing something completely out of the ordinary.
Everyone remembers last spring when the Knights wore jerseys with their Twitter handles on the nameplates, which got a lot of attention because no one had ever done it before. It was a good way to draw more attention to gamers and they probably loved the new subscribers they got.
This year it’s something even wilder.
In fact, the Knights plan to wear “QR-coded” jerseys for the annual spring game on Saturday, which will have a link to their school’s biography and social media, according to Chris Vannini.
It almost sounds like an April Fool’s joke, but that’s enough on the mark for Knights who have done similar things in the past. How well will QR codes actually work? This is a good question given that players will be constantly on the move and the jersey will not always be in an ideal position to be scanned.
Either way, it shows that the school is all about the players and allowing them to maximize their marks. It can also help with potential NIL deals. A company could scan the code of a player they really like and figure out how to get in touch with them.
While older people might not like it, UCF gets it right, even if it’s kind of shocking. It’s only a spring game, so it’s not like these are permanent, but it’s a good way to catch eyes on Orlando on Saturday with other spring games like the Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia.