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September 23, 2013
Hokies to wear new helmets Thursday night
Head coach Frank Beamer describes what they mean to the team

Virginia Tech will wear a new helmet Thursday night when it takes on Georgia Tech in a nationally televised game on ESPN. The Hokies will be sporting a new Hokie Stone helmet design when they take the field against the Yellow Jackets. The beginning product can be seen above.

Here’s what head coach Frank Beamer has to say about them:

“When you look at this helmet, it’s not flashy, but it means a tremendous amount to this University. The outside world may have to do a double-take, but the Hokie Nation will know exactly what it is: Hokie Stone! And it’s something we’re proud of. The reason I like it, is because it represents what this program and this University are built on. Each piece, in its place, serving its purpose, doing its job, and when it’s all working together, it’s rock solid and it’s something special. That Hokie Stone … represents what we’re all about, a foundation that we’re proud of, built on brotherhood, loyalty, leadership, Ut Prosim, sacrifice, service, honor, and duty. And I hope you saw all of that on display this past Saturday in our game with a very talented and determined Marshall team. Not just from the players, but from the fans as well, who withstood a driving rain and stuck in there with us through it all!

"So, on Thursday night, some may see it as stone on our helmets. We know it’s SO much more!"

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