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December 19, 2010
Virginia Tech unveils orange helmets for Orange Bowl
Hokies wearing orange helmets for first time

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech football squad will don new burnt orange helmets for the Discover Orange Bowl, as announced Sunday. The Hokies will begin wearing them in practice to break them in and get them adjusted properly.

The look was selected by the Virginia Tech team captains and it’s believed to be the first time in the history of Virginia Tech football that orange helmets will be worn.

The captains were presented with numerous uniform combinations, but settled on the orange helmets with maroon facemasks. The players will be in their white jerseys to go along with their new lids.

Tech will have practice Monday and Tuesday before breaking for the Holidays. The team has to report back to Blacksburg on Dec. 27 before departing for Miami on Dec. 28.

The Hokies will hold practices Dec. 29-Jan. 1 at Nova Southeastern University, the same place they practiced in preparation for the 2009 Orange Bowl, a win over Cincinnati.

For updates on Virginia Tech football, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_Football).

For updates on Virginia Tech football, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_Football).

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