LOOK: Iowa State has alternate matte helmets for 2014

Iowa State will debut some new matte-finish helmets during the 2014 season, the school announced on Tuesday.

The alternate helmet will be used for "select games" during the year while the glossy-finish helmet will remain the primary option for the Cyclones. The matte trend has been catching on throughout the country over the last half-decade or so, and ISU wants to give it a test-run before committing to the new material full-time.

"I’m a traditionalist," Paul Rhoads said in a school-released statement. "However, this helmet provides us a chance to test different designs while staying within the concept of our school colors and brand."

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