August 28, 2008
Hokies to wear special white uniforms and helmets vs. Furman September 6
White helmets to be auctioned following game
Furman (1-1) 00077
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  • Lane/Worsham Field - 66,233
  • Passing: Sean Glennon 42 yds
  • Rushing: Tyrod Taylor 112 yds
  • Receiving: Kenny Lewis 36 yds

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech football team will wear a special white uniform when they take the field vs. Furman on Saturday, Sept. 6. The white uniforms will feature components of past uniforms in honor of a group of former Virginia Tech head coaches and teams from 1961 to 1986. The helmets will be white with an orange state of Virginia displayed on the sides.

Following the game, each player's helmet will be put up for auction on The auction will begin at 7:00 p.m., Saturday night, Sept. 6, and will continue through until Sunday, Sept. 14, at 5:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to bid on these helmets can do so by going to There will be a minimum bid of $200 and all orders will have a $25 shipping fee added to the end of the bid. All proceeds will go back to the Virginia Tech Football program.

Hear Coach Beamer speak about Herma's Readers and the White Out:

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