Monday was a special day for members of Nebraska’s first-team defense.

As promised, the Husker defense received its Blackshirts following Saturday’s game against Colorado. Previously, members of the defense were wearing a yellow mesh top referred to as a “Killer Bees” uniform.

Linebacker Luke Gifford confirmed to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald that the Blackshirts had been awarded.

At the time it was confirmed, there was no updated list of the members of Nebraska’s defense that received a Blackshirt on Monday.

The tradition of earning a Blackshirt uniform dates back to the 1960s when members of the Huskers defenders began wearing the tops in practice. Since that time, Nebraska’s defensive starters — and a few others worthy of the shirt — have been awarded the Blackshirt.

Nebraska is coming off a 33-28 loss to Colorado, starting the year 0-1. Next week, the Huskers will take on Troy at Memorial Stadium before heading to Ann Arbor to battle Michigan in B1G play.