College football, as a whole, doesn't decide on when to do anything. The institutions themselves decide whether or not to place names on the back of jerseys, and to this day, some teams have names and some do not.
it was university of Hawaii
Penn State is currently the only team without names on their jerseys
Because the NCAA does not allow college football players to have their name in a football game.
When the National Football League and the American Football League merged in 1970, all players began wearing their names on their uniform jerseys. Before the merger, only the AFL teams wore jerseys with names.
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Most do. Only a few teams (USC, Notre Dame, Colorado, and Army, to name a few) lack names on their jerseys. Penn State was one of the schools known for not having names on their jerseys until 2012, when they finally decided to add them.
The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and San Francisco Giants do not display their players' names on their home uniforms. While the Red Sox and Giants have their players' names on their away jerseys, the Yankees do not display them on their road jerseys.
1970 , The NFL adopted it from the AFL ( American Football League) which started doing it in 1960.
No, because they are not privy to revenue sharing like professional athletes. They cannot make any money off their athletic performance; memorabilia sales fall under that umbrella.