Timeline

Over the life of The Shirt, the color and design have evolved and changed. They have featured a number of different phrases, players, coaches, and iconic Notre Dame images. We hope you enjoys this timeline commemorating the history of The Shirt.

The First Shirt

1990 - Front 1990 - Back

Number sold: 9000

Football record: 9-3

Manufacturer: Hanes, Beefy-T & Screen Stars Best

Interesting fact: The design was hand-drawn and included Lou Holtz..

1990

1990 Miami - Front 1990 Miami - Back

Number sold: 32,000

Football record: 9-3

Manufacturer: Screen Stars Best

Interesting fact: Two versions of The Shirt 1990 were printed, one before the game and one after that included the game’s score.

1991

1991 - Front 1991 - Back

Number sold: 12,000

Football record: 10-3

Manufacturer: Hanes, Fruit of the Loom

1992

1992 - Front 1992 - Back

Number sold: 56,000

Football record: 10-1-1

Manufacturer: Hanes

Interesting fact: The designer of The Shirt 1992 signed the back.

1993

1993 - Front 1993 - Back

Number sold: 61,000

Football record: 11-1

Manufacturer: The Shirt Private Label (Anacoda)

Interesting fact: An independent label provided The Shirt 1993.

1994

1994 - Front 1994 - Back

Number Sold: Unknown

Football Record: 6-5-1

Manufacturer: The Shirt Private Label (Anacoda)

1995

1995 - Front 1995 - Back

Number sold: Unknown

Football record: 9-3

Manufacturer: Champion

Interesting fact: The Shirt 1995 was the first with a licensed hangtag.

1996

1996 - Front 1996 - Back

Number sold: Unknown

Football record: 8-3

Manufacturer: Champion

Interesting fact: The front of The Shirt 1996 was the exact same as The Shirt 1995

1997

1997 - Front 1997 - Back

Number sold: 49,000

Football record: 7-6

Manufacturer: Champion

Interesting fact: The front of The Shirt 1997 was similar to both The Shirt 1995 and 1996.

1998

1998 - Front 1998 - Back

Number sold: 40,000

Football record: 9-3

Manufacturer: Champion

Interesting fact: The front design of The Shirt 1998 differed from previous years but still featured a smaller design over the left chest.

1999

1999 - Front 1999 - Back

Number sold: 41,000

Football record: 5-7

Manufacturer: Champion

Interesting fact: The Shirt 1999 marked 10 years of The Shirt Project.

2000

2000 - Front 2000 - Back

Number sold: 44,000

Football record: 9-3

Manufacturer: Cadre Athletic

Interesting fact: The Shirt 2000 was the first Shirt to use photoreal graphics.

2001

2001 - Front 2001 - Back

Number sold: 47,000

Football record: 5-6

Manufacturer: Cadre Athletic

Interesting fact: The Shirt 2001 featured the ND Monogram on the front.

2002

2002 - Front 2002 - Back

Number sold: 130,000

Football record: 10-3

Manufacturer: Jerzees, St. Clair Apparel

Interesting fact: The Shirt 2002 was the first Shirt with a phrase across the front.

2003

2003 - Front 2003 - Back

Number sold: 122,000

Football record: 5-7

Manufacturer: Delta, St. Clair Apparel

Interesting fact: The Shirt 2003 was green like The Shirt 2002, the first time a color was repeated two years in a row.

2004

2004 - Front 2004 - Back

Number sold: 52,000

Football record: 6-6

Manufacturer: St. Clair Apparel

Interesting fact: The Shirt 2004 was the first to have the words “The Shirt” on the sleeve. 

2005

2005 - Front 2005 - Back

Number sold: 105,000

Football record: 9-3

Manufacturer: ProEdge

Interesting fact: Featured the first custom "The Shirt" hangtag

2006

2006 - Front 2006 - Back

Number sold: 155,000

Football record: 10-3

Manufacturer: ProEdge

2007

2007 - Front 2007 - Back

Number sold: 135,000

Football record: 3-9

Manufacturer: Adidas

2008

2008 - Front 2008 - Back

Number sold: 133,000

Football record: 7-6

Manufacturer: Adidas

Interesting fact: The back of the shirt featured a staged photo of a Notre Dame student rather than a photo taken during a game. 

2009

2009 - Front 2009 - Back

Number sold: 122,000

Football record: 6-6

Manufacturer: Adidas

Interesting Fact: This Shirt commemorated the 20th Anniversary of The Shirt

2010

2010 - Front 2010 - Back

Number sold: 156,000

Football record: 8-5

Manufacturer: Adidas

Interesting fact: This was The Shirt during Brian Kelly's first year as head coach. 

2011

2011 - Front 2011 - Back

Number sold: 165,000

Football record: 8-5

Manufacturer: Adidas

Interesting fact: This was the best selling shirt to date.

2012

2012 - Front 2012 - Back

Number sold: 155,000

Football record: 12-1

Manufacturer: Alta Gracia

Interesting fact: The first year for The Shirt to introduce a long sleeve version.

2013

2013 - Front 2013 - Back

Number sold: 156,000

Football record: 9-4

Manufacturer: Alta Gracia

2014

2014 - Front 2014 - Back

Number sold: 165,000

Football record: 8-5

Manufacturer: Alta Gracia

2015

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Number sold: 165,000

Football record: 10-3

Manufacturer: Alta Gracia